Glidden Homestead hosts ‘Postcards of DeKalb’

Published: Monday, July 18, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT
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The Glidden Homestead will host a program on vintage DeKalb area postcards on Sunday.

The Glidden Homestead will host a program from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, given by DeKalb area native Peter Espe.

He will present some of his more than 150 local postcards featuring historical views of Northern Illinois University, downtown, the library, industry, and civic scenes, among other areas. The collection demonstrates how local towns and cities change over time.

Also on Sunday, visit and tour the home where Joseph Glidden and his family lived when he created his most famous invention.

Glidden’s brick barn, where archaeological excavation is taking place, can be considered the monument for the invention of barbed wire, a symbol of innovation in the Midwest, the workshop of an iconic inventor. Programs at Glidden Homestead are made possible in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

A full season of programs highlighting “Digging Up the Past” continues at the Glidden Homestead in 2016. A program listing can be found at www.gliddenhomestead .org/events.html.

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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