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Film, garden program at Glidden Homestead

The Glidden Homestead in DeKalb will host a program Sunday that highlights the front heritage gardens.
The Glidden Homestead in DeKalb will host a program Sunday that highlights the front heritage gardens.

DeKALB – The community is invited to the Glidden Homestead on Sunday to learn more about Midwestern heirloom plants and how to help grow a part of history in the homestead’s gardens.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m. visitors will hear about the historic background of the front heritage gardens at Glidden Homestead, including current restoration and future plans. A tour of the grounds will follow.

Also scheduled is a screening the award-winning documentary film “Jens Jensen The Living Green,” about the people and issues in the life of landscape architect and conservationist, Jens Jensen, whose work includes the design for DeKalb’s Huntley Park.

In addition, from noon to 4 p.m., visitors can tour the museum and the home where Joseph Glidden and his family lived when he created barbed wire and see a working onsite blacksmith shop.

“The front heritage beds, created by Mabel Glidden to complement her flower business, grow more beautiful by the day,” Rob Glover, executive director of Glidden Homestead, said in a news release. “Now, after an enormous amount of leadership and dedication by Mabel’s great-granddaughter, Laura DeMink, cultivation work by the Kishwaukee College Horticulture department and the generous ongoing support of the DeKalb Area Garden Club, the Heritage Beds complement the grounds of Glidden Homestead and the surrounding area.”

The front yard of the Glidden Homestead was always a showplace, even when it was Joseph’s home. The heirloom gardens were added later by Mable Cater Glidden when she and husband John Glidden, Joseph’s nephew, owned the house. While she lived there, Mable Glidden founded Glidden Florist in 1936.

Programs at Glidden Homestead are made possible in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

The Glidden Homestead, at 921 W. Lincoln Highway, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or by special arrangement. Admission is $4 per 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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