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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!


Join Us for  2016: "Digging Up the Past"

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

And by special arrangement.
Call or email for details.

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

Tuesday is Give Local
Give Local DeKalb County
is a county-wide "full day of giving" on May 3rd where people from the local community can donate money to support nonprofits of their choice. Give Local offers the chance for you to invest and make a direct impact on the whole community.

At the Glidden Homestead, the *archaeological dig* of the brick barn continues while visits and participation in programs increase. Your support helps to preserve and promote the Homestead's local historical significance and the area's proud heritage

To donate to the Glidden Homestead on May 3rd, go to this LINK

Call (815)-756-7904 or email info@gliddenhomestead.org with any questions.

Visit the Homestead's page on May 3rd to donate HERE.
2016 DeKalb County Barn Tour
August 13, 2016 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The DeKalbCounty Barn Tour is a one-day driving tour of barn sites within DeKalb County.

Save the date! 

See the Facebook page!
2016 Arts at the Barn vendor forms are available HERE.
Sign up today!
921 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-7904
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