Railroad events at Glidden Homestead
DeKALB – Railroads played a key role in shaping the future of many Illinois communities, including DeKalb.
To commemorate Joseph F. Glidden’s part in bringing the railroad through DeKalb in 1853, the Glidden Homestead & Historical Center will offer special programming June 9 and 23 and July 14 and 28.
Railroad enthusiasts Bill Cummings of DeKalb and Rich DeMink of Downers Grove are featured presenters during the Glidden Railroad Days programming. Activities include a display of an early 1900s HO model steam train; screenings of the 30-minute video “Song of the Pioneer” at 1 and 2:30 p.m. June 9 and both dates in July; and a presentation on 19th-century Chicago & Northwestern railroad development in DeKalb by Cummings at 1 p.m. June 23.
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