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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!


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Visit GLIDDEN HOMESTEAD!
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Join Us for  2021: "A Treasure at 160"
See 2021 Calendar HERE.

Sunday, September 12
Open for Tours noon to 4:00 p.m. 

(no need to schedule)


Become a MEMBER today.
Or JOIN online: HERE.

Regular hours:
Private tours this summer by special arrangement.
Call or email for details or to schedule your tour.


Admission is $4 per adult and free for children younger than 14.

Learn Blacksmithing at Glidden Homestead
More classes and instruction coming soon.
There is a fee of $20 per participant.


To sign up or for more information contact info@glidenhomestead.org
or call 815-756-7904


It's time! For what? Time for good drinks, good food, good music, and good company with the J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center at Whiskey Acres!
Time in the Country
by J. F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center
at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Tickets · $25 

Band Tickets Available at the Door
*Proceeds benefit the J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center.
***ADMISSION INFO***
Band Tickets [General Admission]: $25 (includes event access + 1 drink voucher)
Dinner Tickets: $60 (includes event access, 2 drink vouchers, + dinner)
CALL 815-756-7904 TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Thursday, September 16th, 2021, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM @ Whiskey Acres
Experience Includes:
Cocktails by Whiskey Acres
Dinner by Chef Rudy Galindo
Music by Back Country Roads
Raffle Prizes and Side Attractions

 

Research by NIU History graduate student and Glidden Homestead intern Hannah Palsa over Joseph F. Glidden's Percheron horses. Glidden owned and bred Percheron horses for many years which allows for a greater understanding of Glidden's horse husbandry and impact on the Percheron draft horse. Read about the impact HERE.





 
 
2022 DeKalb County Barn Tour
August 13, 2022 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

See you August 13, 2022 with a new selection of great DeKalb County barns.
Purchase tickets:
www.dekalbcountybarntour.com




The DeKalb County Barn Tour is a one-day driving tour of barn sites within DeKalb County hosted by the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center and the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association.


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921 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-7904
info@gliddenhomestead.org
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