Past Event

Between Fences: Fencing Frontiers - The Barbed Wire Story

Gerald Brauer, Executive Director of the Ellwood House Museum in DeKalb, Illinois, will present a program about the history of barbed wire, its development in northern Illinois, and its profound impact on American history.

Barbed wire is particularly relevant to the story of Byron and the surrounding communities, as many were founded as agricultural centers.

For more information, please contact Jessica McCanse at 815.234.5031 or via email at You can also visite their website: