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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.

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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: Celebrating the season

‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining and often for excess. Mrs. George A. Hormel, as she was known in the newspapers of her day, or ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: Unique holiday placements

You probably have a good idea what a chamber pot is, but the one in the collection at the Hormel Historic Home is now being ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Giving thanks for the Hormel Historic Home

In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday, I wanted to share a few reasons I am thankful for the Hormel Historic Home and ... Read more

6 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Time for tea at the Hormel Historic Home

In planning our annual holiday events, we try to offer opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy the house while it showcases a vast ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Jay C. Hormel’s time in the military

In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, I thought I would highlight the military career of Jay C. Hormel.  He served in World War ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Basement provides insight into the Hormel Historic Home

There is always a lot of activity in the Hormel Historic Home basement, but we don’t often share the underground spaces of the HHH with ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home has history of honoring military

The Hormel Historic Home is hosting a few events in honor of military veterans this November. Events featuring military themes are not new to the ... Read more

7 months ago by Holly Johnson.

Hormel Historic Home: Wisdom to be handed down

In 1909, George Hormel wrote a heartfelt letter to his son, Jay, who was enrolled at Shattuck Academy in Faribault, Minnesota.  Jay was 17 at ... Read more

8 months ago by Daily Herald.

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