Wednesday, June 9, 6:30-8:00pm: Volunteer Orientation. Have a few hours to give to the community? Have a talent to share? Want to support arts and culture in DeKalb County? Love to share history? Come learn about opportunities and needs at Glidden Homestead. Tour the facilities and learn about plans for the future. Please call 815-756-7904 or e-mail your reservation.
Sunday, June 13, 1:00-4:00pm: Grand Opening of the Blacksmith Shop. Celebrate the long-awaited opening of the Blacksmith Shop, located in the former Mill House behind the Homestead.
With the ringing of hammer against anvil, blacksmith Chris Hubbard of DeKalb will transport you back to the era when DeKalb blacksmith Phineas Vaughan helped Joseph Glidden turn an ordinary coffee grinder into a barbed-wire making machine. From forge to blowers, anvils to antique metal-working tools, the Glidden Blacksmith shop is fully equipped with the tools of the blacksmithing trade. Admission $2, includes tours of home and exhibits. Glidden Homestead is located at 921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. For more information please visit their website .