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Enjoy soup, tour for 'Soup-er' Tuesdays at Glidden Homestead in DeKalb

Glidden Homestead in DeKalb will host "Soup-er Tuesdays" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through February.
Glidden Homestead in DeKalb will host "Soup-er Tuesdays" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through February.

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 a formidable combination.

“Soup-er” Tuesdays will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday through February at the Glidden Homestead and Historical Center. Winter is a perfect time to experience the site where the innovative development of barbed wire happened.

The program offers warm soup and tours of the Homestead and Museum for $4 admission.

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 2019 theme is “Center of it All.” Programs will highlight the ways Joseph Glidden and the Glidden Homestead became a force in building a prosperous and vibrant community: preserving and sharing the unique history of the community; creating a destination where families, businesses and visitors want to be; and building cultural diversity, artistic expression, our natural environment, and the social interactions that enrich our lives. Look for a full season of programs soon at www.gliddenhomestead.org.

The Glidden Homestead is located at 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.

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

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