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! Download the pdf of our gift shop items here.
See you next season! Opening day Sunday, May 18, 2014: Open House/Open Barn, noon-4:00 p.m.