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Holly Johnson: Enrichment and new paths

This is the 438th article I have submitted to the Austin Daily Herald for publication.  I remember the first one like it was yesterday.  I ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Celebrating 10 years of food

The countdown is on!  In five weeks the Hormel Historic Home will pay tribute to the food, music, and fun that has been had at ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Woman of strength and caring

I sure wish Charlotte Hormel would have been at the Hormel Historic Home this week.  George’s younger sister, Charlotte, attended the Chicago Kindergarten College and ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: We recognize the impact of women on our community

Since 1980, March has been designated as the official time of year to recognize the impact that women have made in history. Jimmy Carter was ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: The show must go on!

I am pleased to announce that the ninth annual Harris Music Contest was a success despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the record setting number ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: HHH hosting Wedding & Event Showcase in March

The Hormel Historic Home will be hosting the 10th annual one stop shop Wedding & Event Showcase on Sunday, March 21.  The event is usually ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Lizzie Hormel: full of ambition

As often happens around the Hormel Historic Home, we start out researching one topic and end up with more information than anticipated. For the upcoming ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Let’s take a look at real love

In honor of Valentine’s Day this weekend, I researched the history of the day we now traditionally celebrate with red roses and chocolate. There is ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Letters from World War I

I mentioned last week that I would be sharing items of interest from the donation of the 1911 Ladies’ Home Journals.  Well, now I am ... Read more

8 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Marketing important to George Hormel

I am grateful to the Austin Daily Herald and Austin Living publications for giving me the opportunity to share news and ads from the Hormel ... Read more

8 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: 21 to-dos at the HHH

Although the Christmas decorations will be on display at the Hormel Historic Home for another week, we have technically completed the holiday season.  It is ... Read more

8 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Remembering Anita Ulwelling

In 1946 Gertrude Skinner wrote a tribute about her dear friend Lillian Belle Hormel after her passing.  The piece painted a portrait of a beloved ... Read more

8 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Celebrating Twelfth Night

Since I am sure you’ve always wondered how the ladies of the YWCA in the 1930s celebrated Twelfth Night, I am sharing with you an ... Read more

9 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: Celebrating the New Year 100 years ago

Happy New Year!  No matter if you had a party for one or a virtual celebration online with many to ring in the new year, ... Read more

9 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Holly Johnson: A time for reflection

If you asked 10 people to tell you what Christmas and New Year’s celebrations mean to them personally, you would likely get 10 different descriptions ... Read more

9 months ago by Holly Johnson.

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