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My MHS BlogCategory: Historical: From the Vault

The 1914 Horn

In 1914, Mr. Feese, leader of the popular Hershey Band, comes to the campus of the Hershey Industrial School to GIVE music lessons to the students. He brings instruments for...

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Milton Hershey’s Passion for Reading and Literacy

Reading was an integral part of Milton Hershey’s life. His father, Henry, possessed a passion for reading and although he only had a basic education, Milton Hershey had extraordinary concentration....

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MHS First Day of School Photos Throughout the Decades

When it comes to the first day of school, some things never change. Throughout the decades, the first day of school is traditionally filled with new routines, new classrooms, new...

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From Mechanical Trades to a Global Career with NASA

How Thomas Keating, Jr. ’47 found success When Milton and Catherine Hershey created the Hershey Industrial School (now Milton Hershey School) in 1909, they established their goals for students in...

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Summers at MHS: A Historical Look

When Milton and Catherine Hershey created Milton Hershey School in 1909, recreational programming was an important part of their vision—it would help make their school a home. In a 1927...

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Airplane Mechanics During the 1940s at MHS

World War II affected the country and the Hershey community. Hershey Industrial School, now Milton Hershey School, felt the effects as deeply as the rest of the nation. Many faculty...

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Arbor Day: Celebrating Milton Hershey’s Love of Nature

Milton Hershey enjoyed growing up in the country and spent his time fishing, picking watercress, and gathering chestnuts and acorns. His close relationship with nature was something he hoped the...

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The History of Baseball at MHS

From farmhome baseball to high school, college, and professional competition The phrase “play ball!” rings out around the country every spring, and Milton Hershey School is no exception. From the...

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Embracing Diversity to Fulfill Milton Hershey School’s Mission

Milton Hershey School, a home and school for over 2,000 students, has experienced many changes over the years. In 1924, Mr. Hershey told the Literary Digest that, “Other rich men...

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Providing Students with Comprehensive Dental Care for More Than 100 Years

Health and dental care were always important to Milton and Catherine Hershey. When the Hersheys created the Hershey Industrial School with the Deed of Trust in 1909, it specified how...

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