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Glidden Homestead’s “Soup-er” Tuesdays

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...

Barbed Wire Invented 145 Years Ago Today

145 years ago this evening, on October 23, 1873, Joseph Glidden invented barbed wire at his farm, now the Glidden Homestead and Historical Center. This...

National Farmer’s Day October 12

Today is National Farmer's Day, a day to recognize the hard-working farmers who put food on our tables and also boost our economy by...

Historical Markers of DeKalb County

For those who liked Eight Things That Began in DeKalb County, IL, here is a treasure trove of DeKalb County history, shared by the Dekalb...
Haish House

Jacob Haish Mansion Presentation

Go beyond imagining or remembering a seemingly lost DeKalb landmark. At 2 p.m. on September 9 at the Glidden Homestead, Jessi Haish LaRue will give...

Barbed Wire Sites Bus Tour Sunday

The annual barbed wire sites bus tour will take visitors to locations associated with barbed wire baron Jacob Haish at 11 a.m. or 2p.m....

Glidden Homestead’s Patent Day Celebration and Tours

This Sunday, November 3rd, 2013, plan to come to the Glidden Homestead's Patent Day Celebration. The Barn will be open, Blacksmith Shop will be...