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Milton Hershey Uses Personal Experiences to Create Hands-On Learning Opportunities for Students

When Milton and Catherine Hershey created the Hershey Industrial School in 1909 (now Milton Hershey School), Milton looked back on his own life and early hands-on learning experiences as a...

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Traditional Recipes from Milton Hershey School

Our founder, Milton Hershey, grew up eating traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dishes. Some of his favorites included chicken and waffles, Schnitz un’ Knepp (ham with apples and dumplings), and chicken pot pie....

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The History of Family Weekends at MHS

For over half a century, Family Weekends at Milton Hershey School have allowed families to connect with resources to best support their children and develop relationships within the MHS community....

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The Tradition of Hospitality Started by Milton and Catherine Hershey

Milton and Catherine Hershey created the rich tradition of hospitality in their lives and extended it to Milton Hershey School. The town of Hershey and the school were both created...

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Combining Science and Art: The History of Horticulture at MHS

Horticulture is defined as the science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants. At Milton Hershey School, students have been embracing this combination of art and science...

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5 Winter Traditions at Milton Hershey School

When Milton and Catherine Hershey founded Milton Hershey School, they wanted students to have proper recreation and plenty of opportunities to stay active. The winter time was no exception. Ice...

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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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