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Milton Hershey School History Department

The MHS Heritage Center at Kinderhaus

The department of school history maintains Milton Hershey School’s memories. MHS Heritage Center at Kinderhaus stores our artifacts and historical records. It also provides research support for the school community and accepts artifact donations on behalf of the school.

Milton Hershey School's Department of School History is located in Kinderhaus.

Education for Students, Staff, and Alumni

The department of school history strives to provide students, staff, and alumni the ability to learn about Milton Hershey School. Through dynamic displays and well-informed staff, we share the story of Milton and Catherine Hershey and their values.

Our goal is simple:

  • Preserve the past
  • Capture the present
  • Prepare for the future
  • Support student success
A look at a horn from the early history of Milton Hershey School Visual and Performing Arts.

Preserve our Legacy: Donations

Memories and documented records are important to Milton Hershey School students. They are vital to the heritage and future of the school as a whole. Please contact us if you are interested in donating historical items to MHS. The department of school history accepts materials on a case-by-case basis.

Seek Expert Help: Research Requests

We are proud of our school history. Looking for information about Milton Hershey School that requires help from us? Please review our guidelines.

Milton and Catherine Hershey

Stories From the Vault

The history of MHS is brought to life through stories, quotes, and photos from the department of school history. Step back in time by reading memories from alumni and about our school traditions and memories from alumni.

Milton Hershey School and local community organizations are great resources to find information on the history of Hershey.

Additional Resources

The department of school history is able to help with certain research requests, but not all. We recommend reaching out to these community partners for additional support:

Hershey Community Archives
Hershey Story Museum
The Hershey Company

A photo collage of Milton Hershey School's Gold Star Alumni.

MHS Gold Star Alumni

MHS has a long-standing tradition of honoring its Gold Star alumni every Memorial Day. This special group of individuals paid the ultimate sacrifice. They gave their lives while serving our country as members of the armed forces.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.