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Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson: Halloween has a rich history in Austin

We have finally reached the one day in our calendar year where the wearing of masks is a socially acceptable practice.  We recently hosted an ... Read more

4 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: HHH is getting closer to the holiday season

I know it’s still October, but we are only four weeks away from the beginning of the annual Hormel Historic Home holiday open house events.  ... Read more

4 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Finding a new focus

I have had a hard time deciding what to focus on for this column. We have fall and holiday events scheduled that I want to ... Read more

4 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Enriching the season at the HHH

I am interrupting my series regarding the economic philosophies of George Hormel of which he wrote about in the Los Angeles Times in 1935.  I ... Read more

5 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: George Hormel’s ideas for a better business environment

I ended last week’s column with a strong proclamation by George Hormel that business leaders in America should be working toward a plan that would ... Read more

5 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: George A. Hormel’s vision in the midst of the Depression

This is part two of my attempt to summarize the theories of George A. Hormel about how the United States could recover from the devastating ... Read more

5 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: More stories outside Hormel’s autobiography

While we have just begun studying the words of George Hormel in his autobiography in the History’s Sweet Reads series, I am now going to ... Read more

5 months ago by Holly Johnson.

George A Hormel looks back at public school

School is just beginning for many, and in this era of global pandemic it looks different.  I was going to say that the overall goals ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Gaining perspective at 50

I recently had a birthday. Though I wouldn’t normally shout that to the world, this was a big one (50) and I just can’t fathom ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Music takes center stage at the Hormel Historic Home

I love the four seasons in this part of the county, but if there was a fifth season for the Hormel Historic Home I would ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Membership cards give up their history

One project that I have been walking by daily for nearly eight years now is organizing the contents of the wooden file cabinet that sits ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Intern completes successful summer at the HHH

For the seventh time the Hormel Historic Home welcomed a summer intern this year.  In a typical year, this intern would interact with tours, help ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: George Hormel’s life on the road

I have recently been reviewing “The Open Road, Autobiography of George A. Hormel” in preparation for an upcoming event. (Keep your ears open for details ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: HHH continues to adapt in the world of COVID-19

August means the end of another fiscal year for the HHH.  I would like to report that we have achieved our budgeted and strategic goals, ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Getting the word out on the history of the Hormel Historic Home

I sometimes feel like I repeat myself over and over when it comes to promoting the Hormel Historic Home. I was recently contacted by a ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

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