Author Visit: Catherine Madison


Tuesday, September 15 @ 7 pm

The War Came Home with Him: A Daughter’s Memoir

Catherine Madison tells the stories of two survivors of one man’s war: a father who withstood a prison camp’s unspeakable inhumanity and a daughter who withstood the residual cruelty that came home with him. Madison pieces together her father’s past and returns to a childhood troubled by his secret torment to consider, in a new light, their complex relationship.

Author Visit: Chad Lewis


Monday, September 21 @ 7 pm

Minnesota’s Most Haunted Locations

This event takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota. Complete with photos, case history, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore, and directions, this unique presentation encourages you to visit these places for your own ghost story.

History Happy Hour at Hormel Historic Home

June Antique Event

Photographic History of Mill Pond
Presented by Tim Ruzek

September 14 @ Hormel Historic Home

Social @ 5:30 pm, Presentation @ 6 pm
Light snacks included – Cash bar available

Events are free for members of Hormel Historic Home, Mower County Historical Society, and Friends of the Austin Public Library. $5 for non-members.