Glidden Homestead open for tours on Sunday

Published: Thursday, July 7, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT
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The Glidden Homestead will be open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10.

See all the ways you can “Dig Up the Past” and experience the site where the innovative development of barbed wire happened when you visit the Glidden Homestead and Historical Center.

From noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, visit and tour the home where Joseph Glidden and his family lived when he created his most famous invention, see a working onsite blacksmith shop, and walk where Glidden walked.

As part of the Homestead’s 2016 season, “Digging Up the Past,” also scheduled for July 10 is a program screening of the award-winning documentary film "Jens Jensen The Living Green," about the people and issues of the life of landscape architect and conservationist Jens Jensen. A notable local connection is that Jensen’s extensive work includes the design for DeKalb’s Huntley Park.

A full season of programs highlighting “Digging Up the Past” continues at the Glidden Homestead. A program listing can be found at

The Glidden Homestead, at 921 W. Lincoln Highway, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or by special arrangement.

For information, visit, email or call 815-756-7904.

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