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My MHS BlogCategory: Historical: From the Vault

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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Milton Hershey’s Gift that Amazed the World

November 13, 2018 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...

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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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