Joseph Farwell Glidden's invention
of one of the most widely-used types of barbed wire in 1873 helped change the history of the American West and had far-reaching impact throughout the world. His Homestead in DeKalb, IL, is being preserved and restored by a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995. Both the home and the barn are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We welcome your visit and encourage your membership!
GLIDDEN HOMESTEAD is NOW OPEN!
Join Us for 2015: "Icons Of Innovation"
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Second and Fourth Sundays
Noon - 4:00 PM
Special events May through November.
Jeff Marshall will give a presentation on DeKalb barbed wire pioneer Jacob Haish at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Glidden Homestead and Historical Center. Haish is renowned for his “S barb” patented 140 years ago this month.