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My MHS BlogCategory: Historical: From the Vault

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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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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