Sunday tours offered at Barbed Wire National Historical Site

Published: Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Glidden Homestead and Historical Center, 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, will be open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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.

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. 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

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

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

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