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Holly Johnson, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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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

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

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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

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:30 am

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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

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:30 am

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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

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:30 am

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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

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, August 22, 2020 6:30 am

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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

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:30 am

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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

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:30 am

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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

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:30 am

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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

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Enhancing and enjoying our natural waterways

My husband and I recently canoed a portion of Turtle Creek. I’ve already mentioned once that we like to take drives on gravel, so for ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:50 am

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HHH: Remember the joy of handwritten letters

One positive note of this slower business period at the Hormel Historic Home is having the time to focus on projects that don’t make it ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:30 am

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Johnson: Find a way to celebrate independence

Fourth of July celebrations will look very different this year, but I hope you have found ways to enjoy the holiday.  Although we are restricted in ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Friday, July 3, 2020 11:41 am

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HHH: Public invited to tell their stories

I’m struggling. I just want to say that up front. Some days I feel like I have a lot to write about    Hormel family ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:50 am

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HHH: Music at the Hormel Historic Home gets the green light

I’ve been holding off publishing the line-up for the 2020 Music @ the Mansion concert series because I didn’t know what we would be allowed ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:50 am

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Looking back at three months of closure

Three months. That’s how long the Hormel Historic Home (like so many other businesses around the nation) has been closed. That’s a quarter of our ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:01 am

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