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Glidden Homestead and Historical Center set to host art sale

Local artists will show and sell sell their work at the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead's Arts at the Barn on Sunday.
Local artists will show and sell sell their work at the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead's Arts at the Barn on Sunday.

DeKALB – Whether you’re looking for that perfect art piece or just looking, don’t miss Arts at the Barn on the grounds of the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center on Sunday.

Local artists will show and sell their work from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Items include sculpture, jewelry, painting, quilting, fiber arts and more.

From noon to 4 p.m. the same day, as part of the Homestead’s 2018 season, “Time Machine,” visitors can tour Joseph Glidden’s home, where barbed wire was invented, see a working blacksmith shop and visit the 1870s brick barn.

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.

Glidden built the Glidden House Hotel in downtown DeKalb that opened in 1877. In June 1879, J.F. Glidden Publishing bought the DeKalb County Chronicle that had been started earlier that year. Glidden was mayor of DeKalb from 1881-1883.

A full season of programs highlighting “Time Machine” continues at the Glidden Homestead in 2018. A tentative program listing can be found at www.gliddenhomestead.org/events.html.

Admission to the art show is free. The Glidden Homestead, located at 921 W. Lincoln Highway.

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

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