Glidden the focus of lunch lecture
The Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society and Museum will host its monthly brown bag lunch lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, at 622 Park Ave., in Genoa.
This will be a special presentation by Marcia Wilson telling the story and times of Joseph F. Glidden, including the development of the barbed wire. Glidden was known as the “Father of Barbed Wire.” He patented this barbed wire in 1874, it is the most widely used type of barbed wire in the nation and is still in use today. Joseph Glidden wore many hats in DeKalb County, including sheriff, newspaper publisher, banker and philanthropist.
The public is invited to the Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum, Waterworks Building to learn more about this remarkable family. Admission is free. The museum furnishes liquid refreshment and a sweet treat.
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