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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.