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Founders Hall Renovation Project

Founders Hall is an iconic building at MHS. The recent Founders Hall renovation project tells the compelling story of the school’s past, present, and future.

*Due to COVID-19, Founders Hall will not be open for in-person visits until otherwise noted. 

MHS students then and now tree planting ceremony

Then and Now: Founders Week

Milton and Catherine Hershey communicated their vision for Milton Hershey School in the Deed of Trust signed on Nov. 15, 1909. This significant date has been celebrated at MHS for over 110 years through annual traditions and community gatherings.

Milton Hershey and boy

Sneak Peeks: Interactive Displays

Take a look at the sneak peeks of the new interactive displays located in the Founders Hall Visitors Center.

Founders Feast 2020

This year, the Founders Feast was held safely in student homes due to COVID-19. The meal featured Milton Hershey’s favorite foods and included a student activity inviting students to put their futures in focus by setting goals much like the founders did in 1909.

 
Founders Hall during construction in 1969

Founders Hall Turns 50

This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Founders Hall. MHS looks back at the vision for the building and how it was brought to life. The building was dedicated on Milton Hershey’s 113th birthday on Sept. 13, 1970.

Milton and Catherine Hershey

#FoundersHallHershey

As MHS prepares for the grand opening of our Virtual Visitors Center coming soon, we shared sneak peeks of the new interactive displays on social media. Share photos of Founders Hall using #FoundersHallHershey.

Founders Hall rotunda

Through the Years

Founders Hall is a sacred location for many MHS students and staff. Read about the history of Founders Hall.

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