Our Story

downloadFounded in 1995, the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center is a nonprofit organization formed to preserve and restore the Glidden property in its three parts: The Glidden house, blacksmith shop, and brick barn. As the site where barbed wire was invented in 1873, the Glidden Homestead is listed on the National Regristry of Historic Places and open to the public for tours. For more information visit our official website www.gliddenhomestead.org

Glidden Homestead Blog Site

This page is the official blogging site for the Glidden Homestead and serves as a source for content that continues to tell the Glidden story through a creative lens and keeps our followers up-to-date on the preservation of the Homestead. From historical reflections to articles highlighting restoration efforts, the Glidden Homestead blog site delivers captivating content tailored to the interests of our followers.