Glidden Homestead’s Holiday Open House and Antique Toy & Doll Show


This Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, is the Glidden Homestead’s Annual Holiday Open House and Antique Toy & Doll Show from noon-4:00pm.  Tour the site where Joseph Glidden invented and first manufactured the most widely used type of barbed wire, “The Winner” in 1874. View demonstrations of the blacksmith craft in the Phineas Vaughan Blacksmith Shop. Special exhibits, music and refreshments will be available.

This Holiday event will be featuring a special presentation by Dave Miner where the public can view music boxes and carousels, trains, dollhouses and much more from his extensive collection. Miner’s DeKalb home is a Christmas wonder-land year-round, thanks to his ingenuity and inventive mind. His “hobby” started with one small motorized musical carousel and now fills three floors of his home, including Santa’s workshops and musical boxes of all types. Then at 1pm, participate in a  hands-on activity with Miner using recyclables.

Admission donation is $4 for adults; children under 14, free. Donations help defray expenses and aid in restoration efforts. More information is available at Glidden Homestead is located at 921 West Lincoln Highway, in DeKalb.

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