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Finding similarities between the past the and present

I am sometimes surprised at how similar the past is to the present.  Our society is currently experiencing things that feel new and unprecedented, but ... Read more

4 days ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel’s home away from home in Clear Lake

In May, 1915, 105 years ago, the George Hormel family was preparing to enjoy some time at their newly constructed lake home in Clear Lake, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Holly Johnson.

Signs of spring found in the HHH Peace Garden

Here we are again, another week of shelter in place. I am sending you all well wishes and hoping that you have found ways to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Holly Johnson.

Taking in the scenery and its opportunities

I didn’t grow up on a farm, but I did live in the country. We were about two miles from the center of my hometown ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel family strived to work with partners to benefit everybody involved

Whether in a business, a family, or a community, the concept of working together is viewed as the appropriate path to accomplishing something beneficial to ... Read more

1 month ago by Holly Johnson.

Finding ways to work at home during a pandemic

Like many, I am currently trying to work from home — the one with my pillow -— not the big gold one with columns. I ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Johnson.

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

2 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago by Holly Johnson.

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