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My MHS BlogCategory: Historical: From the Vault

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 in memory of Milton Hershey began as a tribute to George Copenhaver, the first superintendent of Milton Hershey School. The first...

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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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The Evolution of Technology at MHS

When creating The Hershey Industrial School, now Milton Hershey School, Mr. Hershey felt strongly that the students should learn by doing. Along with technical and practical instruction, throughout history, technology...

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The Gift and Vision That Amazed the World

November 13   marks the 100th anniversary of Milton Hershey’s decision to ensure the well-being and future of Milton Hershey School in perpetuity. He placed the bulk of his fortune—5,000 shares...

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Health Care at Milton Hershey School

When Milton and Catherine Hershey founded The Hershey Industrial School (now Milton Hershey School) in 1909, they wanted to provide a healthy environment as well as proper medical care for...

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First Cottage Homes

When Milton and Catherine Hershey founded the Hershey Industrial School (now Milton Hershey School), they specifically created a true home and school environment. The boys lived and had classes in...

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George and Prudence Copenhaver

George Copenhaver served The Hershey Industrial School, now Milton Hershey School, as the first superintendent from 1909 until his death in 1938. For the first few years of the school,...

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