DeKALB – Warm soup is good on any cold winter day. But when you add guided tours of the site where barbed wire was invented, it’s an unbeatable combination.
“Soup-er” Tuesdays are hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday through March 27 at the Glidden Homestead and Historical Center. Winter is a perfect time to experience the site where the innovative development of barbed wire happened.
The program offers warm soup and tours of the Homestead and Museum for $4 admission.
Joseph Glidden developed barbed wire in DeKalb in 1873 and went on to patent numerous other inventions. Barbed wire production continued at the Homestead site through the winter of 1873 into the spring of 1874, when the operation moved into town.
The Glidden Homestead and Historical Center 2018 theme is “Time Machine.” Programs will highlight key aspects of history from the ice age to the 21st century, innovation in machines of agriculture and industry, and the ways our history remains with us and informs our everyday lives. Look for a full season of programs soon at www.gliddenhomestead.org.
The Glidden Homestead is at 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. For information, visit www.gliddenhomestead.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-756-7904.