Get into slime at Glidden Homestead

The Glidden Homestead in DeKalb will host a slime party on Sunday.
The Glidden Homestead in DeKalb will host a slime party on Sunday.

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.”

Visitors also can tour the museum and the home where Joseph Glidden and his family lived when he created barbed wire, see a working onsite blacksmith shop and walk where Glidden walked.

The Glidden Homestead is located 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 per adult and free for children younger than 14.

For more information, visit, email or call 815-756-7904.

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