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My MHS BlogCategory: Historical: From the Vault

MHS Students Share Their Favorite Holiday Traditions

Throughout November and December, Milton Hershey School is filled with holiday magic as students come together as a community to create memories and traditions. Some of these traditions go back...

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Eugene Lowe’s Connection with General Eisenhower

Eugene Lowe, known as Gene, came to The Hershey Industrial School on Dec. 13, 1928 at the age of five. In high school, he studied carpentry and played on the...

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Christmas Memories

Both Milton and Catherine had very simple, meager childhoods, and Christmas for both was most likely celebrated with little fanfare. Yet, Milton Hershey recognized the holiday by giving each employee...

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Senior Suitcase Program

Milton and Catherine Hershey’s mission was to give students in the school, “real homes, real comforts, education, and training, so they would be useful and happy citizens.” Milton Hershey explained...

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The Gift of Thanksgiving Traditions

It is fitting that the Deed of Trust creating Hershey Industrial School was signed by Mr. and Mrs. Hershey on November 15, 1909—during the season of harvest and thanksgiving. Giving,...

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Founders Day: Giving the Gift of Stock

In the fall of 1918, the big news of the world was World War I, waging since the summer of 1914. The war officially ended on Nov. 11, 1918. Two...

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Founders Day Tree Planting

The tradition of the senior class planting a tree for Founders Day began as a tribute to George Copenhaver, the first superintendent of Milton Hershey School. The first tree was...

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Giving the Ultimate Gift

Each year, Milton Hershey School pays tribute to those alumni who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. During World War II more than 1,000 alumni served their country. Milton...

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The Hartmans and the Main

The Deed of Trust, which created The Hershey Industrial School, stipulated that all students admitted, “shall be fed with plain, wholesome food; plainly, neatly, and comfortably clothed, without distinctive dress,...

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MHS Student House Projects

In an April 1924 interview for McClures Magazine, Milton Hershey described his vision to prepare students for life by giving them useful training: “We want to help boys of the...

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