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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. 

Milton Hershey and boy

Sneak Peeks: Interactive Displays

From now through Founders Week in November, we are sharing sneak peeks of the new interactive displays leading up to the grand opening of our Virtual Visitors Center.

Deed of Trust signed in 1909

Founders Intent

Milton and Catherine Hershey signed the Hershey Industrial School’s Deed of Trust on November 15, 1909. Many of their intentions for the school are still clearly evident today at Milton Hershey School.

A Look Inside

At MHS, facilities across campus are filled with rich history and honorable traditions. The Founders Hall Dining Room is one example of that. Take a look inside the renovated dining space where students enjoy meals, study, and learn about the history of MHS.

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.

Spartan Memories Display


As MHS prepares for the Virtual Visitors Center opening this November, we are sharing sneak peeks of the displays on social media. Share photos of Founders Hall using #FoundersHallHershey to be featured on our social channels.


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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