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Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. That is the eighth time I have made that announcement in one medium or another. Since my first April with ... Read more

1 day ago by Holly Johnson.

Making history as we live it

History is being made and preserved every day, and based on what is happening around the world right now, I am sure the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Holly Johnson.

Inventory of a historic home

The Hormel Historic Home recently began a complete inventory project.  Last December we were awarded a grant to conduct a formal inventory that will allow ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Holly Johnson.

A leap of love

When George Hormel and Lillian Gleason planned their wedding for Feb. 24, 1892, I doubt they gave any consideration to the fact that it was ... Read more

1 month ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: Hospitality of food

Hospitality is one of the key missions of the Hormel Historic Home today. However, the YWCA in the 1930s also focused on teaching effective ways ... Read more

1 month ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: History programming for children

The History for Half Pints programming team at the Hormel Historic Home will begin to welcome some of the community’s youngest visitors next week. For ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: Music an important part of life

This is a very busy programming season at the Hormel Historic Home. Music is at the top of my mind right now as I have ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: Make your way to a healthier heart

Would you believe me if I told you that coming to the Hormel Historic Home would give you a stronger heart? I might be exaggerating ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: Lift the veil on the Wedding & Event Showcase

In looking through old newspaper clippings from the late 20s through the 40s for the YWCA, there are several types of events that occurred and ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: Learning about the women who marched

Being a female, I wish I could say that I am well versed on the history behind the passing of the 19th Amendment. But before ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Foodie Throwdown getting back into the ring

The following excerpt is from a letter written by a 24-year-old George Hormel to his mother on Jan. 11, 1885.  As we are in the ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: Thank you for a great year

Happy New Year! I just re-read all of my other first of the year columns and realized that I have done a good job reviewing ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Johnson.

A wonderful time of year

People often ask me if I have a Christmas birthday due to my name, but the answer is no.  However, I do really enjoy this ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: How sweet it is

Like many of you, I’ve been to a few holiday parties this season.  Cookies and snacks seem to be everywhere and it’s sometimes hard to ... Read more

4 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home to tell one Dickens of a tale

One reason I love my job is the varied day to day areas of responsibility. A typical day includes facility management, historic preservation, general accounting ... Read more

4 months ago by Holly Johnson.

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