A Hope woman will be honored Monday as The Republic Woman of the Year.

Barb Johnson, board president of the Yellow Trail Museum who supervised the renovation and move of the historic one-room Simmons School, will be honored during a 5:30 p.m. reception Monday at Donner Center.

The Republic’s Woman of the Year award was founded in 1982 by the late Jean Prather when she was The Republic’s features editor. The award’s purpose is to recognize one woman from Bartholomew County for unselfish contributions toward creating a vital community and a high quality of life with an emphasis on long-term activity, hands-on work and diverse involvement.

The winner receives a custom-made necklace, and is awarded $2,000 from The Republic to be given to her designated charity or charities.