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Enjoy soup and a tour at Glidden Homestead’s 'Soup-er' Tuesdays

Glidden Homestead will offer warm soup and tours at its “Soup-er” Tuesdays program to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 and Jan. 30.
Glidden Homestead will offer warm soup and tours at its “Soup-er” Tuesdays program to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 and Jan. 30.

DeKALB – Warm soup is good on any cold winter day. But when you add guided tours of the site where barbed wire was invented, it’s an unbeatable combination.

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Tuesday Jan. 30, “Soup-er” Tuesdays at Glidden Homestead offers warm soup and tours of the Homestead and Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Glidden Homestead and Historical Center will remain open year-round, through the winter, for tours of national historical sites.

“Soup-er” Tuesdays are hosted on two Tuesdays in January and will continue through the cold days of February. Winter is a perfect time to experience the site where the innovative development of barbed wire happened.

Joseph Glidden developed barbed wire in DeKalb in 1873 and went on to patent numerous other inventions. Barbed wire production continued at the Homestead site through the winter of 1873 into the spring of 1874, when the operation moved into town.

The Glidden Homestead and Historical Center 2018 theme is “Time Machine.” Programs will highlight key aspects of history from the ice age to the 21st century, innovation in machines of agriculture and industry, and the ways our history remains with us and informs our everyday lives. Look for a full season of programs soon at www.gliddenhomestead.org.

The Glidden Homestead, located at 921 W. Lincoln Highway, is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by special arrangement. Admission is $4 an adult and free for children younger than 14.

For information, visit www.gliddenhomestead.org, email info@gliddenhomestead.org or call 815-756-7904.

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