DEKALB – Exploring the DeKalb County Barn Tour on Saturday, Aug. 10, can leave you wanting to see more. On Sunday, Aug. 11, you can.
On Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., Glidden Homestead will feature “Barn Again,” a chance for visitors to tour Joseph Glidden’s 1870s brick barn where barbed wire was invented and to see a showing of DeKalb photographer Bob Myers’ barn-focused art.
Myers is an area resident whose work can be seen in area exhibits and online. His groundbreaking drone work also has recently garnered attention. Previous Barn Tour barns are subjects of many of the works.
Programs at Glidden Homestead are made possible in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.
“Bob’s work has come to define how we see the DeKalb County area,” Rob Glover, executive director of Glidden Homestead, said in a news release. “From the ground as well as from the air, Bob presents us with the beauty that is all around us as well as in the countryside if we take the time to look at it.”
Visitors also can tour the museum and the home where Joseph Glidden and his family lived when he created barbed wire and see a working onsite blacksmith shop.
A full season of programs highlighting the theme, “Center of It All,” continues at the Glidden Homestead in 2019. A program listing can be found at www.gliddenhomestead.org/events.html.
The Glidden Homestead, located at 921 W. Lincoln Highway, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or by special arrangement. Admission is $4 per adult and free for children younger than 14.