AUSTIN EDITION HORMEL HOME COL August brings busy season to a close

August brings tour buses to the Hormel Historic Home from all over.

Buses are rolling in carrying people from Cresco Iowa, the Global Volunteers, Ukranian media, Marionette, Wis., Minneapolis Park &; Recreation Department, and Wabasha's Red Hatters group.

Tours slow down starting in September and throughout the winter months.

I have to admit, I will be ready by the end of the season to put away my granny smock and hat, and can live without another cinnamon roll, for a while.

The home's events will pick up after the tourist season, so call soon if you would like to plan a family gathering or your holiday party here.


We are closed next week during the Mower County Fair; the office open again Aug. 15.

If you would like to bring a group to the home during this time, call 433-4243 before Aug. 5, and we should be able to accommodate you with some advance notice.

Our board of directors will meet as scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15 in the Carriage House. The Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Aug. 16.


Sunday: Open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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