Music returns to Glidden Homestead

An autumn vocal treat awaits visitors to the Glidden Homestead in DeKalb.

On Sunday, Nov. 20, from noon to 4 p.m., guests of all ages can hear the vocal talents of Kimberly Moorman. Also that day is a Glidden Homestead volunteer recognition event, honoring the recent hard work of volunteers at the National Register of Historic Places site.

Kimberly Moorman, a resident of Oswego for 13 years, has extensive singing experience earning a master's degree in vocal education and vocal performance certificate from Northern Illinois University in 2008.

She sang in Europe as a member of Voci d’estate, a summer program for emerging opera singers and also has been a member of the Philander Consort of Dixon. She is the choral director at Traughber Junior High is Oswego. She previously taught general music and choir at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb for 10 years. She is the newly elected choral representative for District 9 of the Illinois Music Educators Association.

As a lover of the stage, she has been in theater for 25 years and there are too many productions to mention, but as a member of Stage Coach Players in DeKalb, she has played Dolly Levi in "Hello Dolly," Rona Peretti in "Spelling Bee," the karate-wielding Sarah in "Company" and most recently Cinderella’s mother in "Into the Woods."

As part of the Homestead’s 2016 season, visitors can tour the Joseph Glidden’s Home where barbed wire was invented, see a working blacksmith shop, and visit the 1870s brick barn currently being excavated.

The Glidden Homestead is located at 921 W. Lincoln Highway. For more information, visit, email or call 815-756-7904.

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