About Us

IMG_1703Hawthorn Hollow welcomes you…

Hawthorn Hollow is a private, nonprofit nature sanctuary and arboretum owned and operated by the Hyslop Foundation, providing environmental education to all ages. The 40 acres of varied terrain offer 2 miles of trails winding through the woods of the Pike River Valley, a 12  acre Arboretum, a variety of gardens,  and three historic buildings surrounded by prairie. The Friends of Hawthorn Hollow was established in 1988 to help preserve, maintain and further improve Hawthorn Hollow. This organization provides financial and maintenance support through memberships, fund-raising events, boutique sales and volunteer work days.

Visitor Information, Hours of Operation, & Location


A Brief History of Hawthorn Hollow

Historic Buildings at Hawthorn Hollow



Hawthorn Hollow main road


Hyslop Foundation, Inc.
Board of Trustees

Krista Reck- President
Terry Schlenker – Treasurer
Charlotte Kozak-Bishop – Secretary
Susan Andrea-Schlenker
Patsy Callahan
Charles Heide
Robert Kupfer
Dr. Clifton Peterson
Judith Richardson

Hawthorn Hollow Staff

Julie Vandervort-Peterson– Executive Director

Joe Fonk – Director

Lori Artiomow – Restoration Ecologist

Nancy Carlson – Naturalist & Educator

TJ Leveque – Farm Manager

Sarah White – Events Coordinator

The Friends of Hawthorn Hollow
Board of Directors     

Kate Jerome – President
Shirley Mandernack  Vice  President
Terry Schlenker – Treasurer
Sandy Halmo – Secretary
Beth Goeppinger
Phil Kraus
Karen Kruse
Aaron Menke
Nancy Scheidell
Dr. Joy Wolf



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