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Four Things You Didn’t Know About Catherine Hershey

One of the best aspects of working in the Department of School History at Milton Hershey School is making history come alive for our students and enabling them to see...

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President Eisenhower’s Visit to Hershey on October 13, 1953

One of the most iconic vehicles in Dearborn, Michigan’s Henry Ford Museum is the 1961 Lincoln Continental—the vehicle that President John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated...

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Milton Hershey’s Deep Connection to Lancaster, PA

On Sept. 13, 2016, the Lancaster Barnstormers commemorated Milton Hershey’s 159th birthday by giving out bobbleheads as part of Milton Hershey School night.  The first 1,000 fans who entered the stadium...

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Milton Hershey and the City by the Bay

Our work in the school archives never fails to surprise and inspire us. Just when we think there is nothing new to discover, something unique comes to light. In this...

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The Transformation of Milton Hershey School’s Recreation Program

When Milton Hershey was giving a reporter a tour of the school in 1924, they encountered a group of excited boys. When Mr. Hershey asked what they were doing, they...

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Top 7 Pieces of Historic Architecture and Landscaping on MHS Campus

“There is not a person alive who should not plant a tree – not for the shade that you’ll enjoy, but for those who are coming after.” –Milton Hershey To...

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A Timeline of MHS Commencements through the Years

Graduation is a momentous occasion at Milton Hershey School. For MHS students, this campus has not only been their school but also a home away from home. In the early...

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Built on Sugar: Hershey in Cuba

Did you know Milton Hershey had a personal and professional interest in Cuba? To help ensure a steady supply of sugar for his chocolate, Milton Hershey began to acquire land...

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It was Kitty’s Idea

The Milton Hershey School, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, began as a dream and vision shared by chocolate magnate Milton Hershey and his wife, Catherine. Unable to have children of their...

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Milton and Kitty: A Love Story

Imagine the shock Milton Hershey’s mother must have felt when in 1898 he arrived home in Lancaster from a weekend away with an attractive young bride. Fanny Hershey was not...

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