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Get a fall tour of historic Glidden Homestead in DeKalb

The Glidden Homestead and Historical Center will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for fall tours.
The Glidden Homestead and Historical Center will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for fall tours.

DeKALB – Joseph Glidden invented barbed wire at the Glidden Homestead on an October day 145 years ago, in 1873. Visit the Glidden Homestead and Historical Center to experience Glidden’s world and innovation and see what it was like that autumn day.

On Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., visitors can tour the home where Joseph Glidden and his family lived when he created his most famous invention and see a working onsite blacksmith shop.

A full season of programs highlighting the theme “Time Machine” continues at the Glidden Homestead in 2018. 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.

For more information, email info@gliddenhomestead.org or call 815-756-7904.

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