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 www.gliddenhomestead.org/events.html.
The Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or by special arrangement.