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Soup-er Sundays at Glidden Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Soup-er Sunday programs support the J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center in DeKalb, a not-for-profit organization working to preserve the home and barn, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These programs will be held at 12 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of January, February and March. Visit GliddenHomestead.org for the […]

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Soup-er Sundays at Glidden Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Soup-er Sunday programs support the J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center in DeKalb, a not-for-profit organization working to preserve the home and barn, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These programs will be held at 12 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of January, February and March. Visit GliddenHomestead.org for the […]

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Soup-er Sundays at Glidden Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Soup-er Sunday programs support the J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center in DeKalb, a not-for-profit organization working to preserve the home and barn, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These programs will be held at 12 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of January, February and March. Visit GliddenHomestead.org for the […]

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Soup-er Sundays at Glidden Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Soup-er Sunday programs support the J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center in DeKalb, a not-for-profit organization working to preserve the home and barn, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These programs will be held at 12 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of January, February and March. Visit GliddenHomestead.org for the […]

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Soup-er Sundays at Glidden Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Soup-er Sunday programs support the J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center in DeKalb, a not-for-profit organization working to preserve the home and barn, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These programs will be held at 12 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of January, February and March. Visit GliddenHomestead.org for the […]

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Holiday at the Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

The historic J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center will host its “Holiday at the Homestead” open house on Sunday, December 3, from 12-4 p.m. at the museum, 921 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Events include a children’s story time and live music in the decorated historic home. “Annie’s Story Time,” in partnership with DeKalb Public Library, […]

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Annie’s Story Time @ Glidden Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Public Library for a fun children’s story time at the historic Glidden Homestead!“Annie’s Storytime” will be held on the front lawn of the Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb (next to Glidden Florist.)Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the front lawn. These interactive story […]

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Annie’s Story Time @ Glidden Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Public Library for a fun children’s story time at the historic Glidden Homestead!“Annie’s Storytime” will be held on the front lawn of the Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb (next to Glidden Florist.)Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the front lawn. These interactive story […]

Open Barn Day at the Glidden Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center’s Open Barn Day will give visitors a chance to see the inside of the historic barn where “The Winner” barbed wire was invented. The barn, located at 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, between Burger King and Glidden […]

Glidden Homestead Portrait Sessions

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Portrait sessions are BACK at the Glidden Homestead! We are once again partnering with My Saving Grace Photography for this fundraiser for the homestead. Details coming soon, save the date now!

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Annie’s Story Time @ Glidden Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Public Library for a fun children’s story time at the historic Glidden Homestead!“Annie’s Storytime” will be held on the front lawn of the Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb (next to Glidden Florist.)Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the front lawn. These interactive story […]

Threshing Bee Tales: The Northern Illinois Steam Power Club

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

A stroll on the Taylor Marshall farm for the Sycamore Steam Show is a rite of passage for many locals. The storied history of the club and show is as illustrious as the machines on display. The Northern Illinois Steam Power Club will host its 66th annual Steam Show and Threshing Bee this August. Learn the […]

Glidden Homestead Tours and Blacksmith Demonstrations

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

We hope to see you this season! Starting April 23, we will be open for tours and blacksmith demonstrations every Sunday from 12-4 pm.

Digitizing NIU’s historic “Northern Star” newspapers

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Recently digitized issues of the “Northern Illinois,” now known as the campus newspaper “Northern Star,” are providing a link to local history. At 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, at the Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway, in DeKalb, learn more about the digitization process of the newspaper, a project led by the Special Collections […]

Wish You Were Here- DeKalb County Postcards

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

See what DeKalb County looked like more than 100 years ago through vintage postcards! At 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, EvaAnne Johnson will share some of her most interesting local postcards, including local landmarks, businesses, and street scenes. She will also discuss methods for dating […]

Holiday at the Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Please join us in the west parlor of the Glidden Homestead for a holiday celebration! The home will be decorated and holiday musical entertainment will be provided by a string quartet and harpist from DeKalb High School Music Boosters.**This event will be located on the second floor of the home, only accessible by a flight […]

Steve Bigolin on Airport Road’s Crane House

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Early in 1880, Frederick Crane had an especially pretentious Italianate-style brick farmhouse constructed for himself and his family on Airport Road, between Barber Greene and Pleasant Street Roads. While the ornate exterior has dominated the surrounding countryside for just over 140 years, it has sat empty and deteriorating since March 2008. Learn who Frederick Crane […]

Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center Opening Day

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Glidden Homestead and Historical Center will open for the programing season and visitor tours of the site on Sunday, June 12. The public is invited from noon to 4 p.m. to Opening Day, Open Barn to see the new aspects of the 2022 season, tour Joseph Glidden’s Home and Homestead where barbed wire was invented, […]