Community members are invited to experiment with slime recipes at the site where Joseph Glidden, using the same process of innovation, invented barbed wire.
On Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., join 11-year-old slime expert Julia Glover to learn how to mix up batches of slime – fluffy slime, clear slime, butter slime and floam. Refreshments will be served and special giveaways will be distributed to visitors. The slime you make will be yours to keep. Programs at Glidden Homestead are made possible in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.
“Creating slime is wildly popular and has sparked a social media craze,” Rob Glover, executive director of Glidden Homestead, said in a news release. “But in addition to being fun, making slime is a process that reflects the methods of innovation that Joseph Glidden used to invent barbed wire and more than 20 other patents.”
The Glidden Homestead is at 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. It is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by special arrangement. Admission is $4 an adult and free for children younger than 14. For information, visit www.gliddenhomestead.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-756-7904.