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My MHS BlogCategory: Historical: From the Vault

The History of Hershey’s Cocoa Bean Football Game

Prior to 1943, Hershey Industrial School (now Milton Hershey School) and Hershey High School never had the opportunity to compete in football. To give the boys some friendly competition, the...

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Milton Hershey’s Birthday: A Timeline of Celebrations

Over the years, Milton Hershey celebrated his birthdays with Hershey Industrial School students, Hershey employees, and local community members. From large gatherings full of music and entertainment to intimate dinners...

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The History of MHS Football and Spartan Pride

Before the Hershey Industrial School—now known as Milton Hershey School—Junior-Senior High School opened in 1934, many HIS students played on the Hershey High School football team. According to records at...

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Veronica “Fanny” Snavely Hershey: Milton’s Strongest Influence

“When my wife died—and we had no children—my old mother, who had been my abiding guide, said: ‘Milton, don’t let your millions spoil you,’ and right then I decided not...

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The Significance of Milton Hershey School “Lifers”

When Milton and Catherine Hershey founded Hershey Industrial School in 1909, they saw the value in enrolling students at a young age and nurturing and educating them through graduation. In...

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The Travels of Milton and Catherine Hershey: A Collection of Postcards

Milton and Catherine Hershey loved to travel. Together or alone, for business or for pleasure, the Hersheys visited over 20 countries and nearly 200 cities. They embarked on multiple tours...

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The Women Who Shaped MHS

Women have been an integral part of Milton Hershey School from its earliest days. Beginning with Catherine Hershey’s direct involvement, MHS benefitted not only from a woman’s touch, but a...

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The History of Founders Hall: A Tradition of Excellence

Milton Hershey dedicated his fortune to help low income children reach their full potential. He made sure that all students had everything they needed to have a successful start in...

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An Inside Look at MHS Scouting Traditions

Boy Scouts—and eventually Girl Scouts—have been a significant part of Milton Hershey School history since the late 1920s. Boy Scout troop #75 was organized on May 10, 1929 and began...

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Milton Hershey and Walt Disney—What Do They Have in Common?

Milton Hershey and Walt Disney were iconic visionaries. Two men who believed in the power of dreaming and two leaders who had a lot in common. Hershey and Disney both...

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