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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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9 Christmas Traditions at Milton Hershey School

Throughout Milton Hershey School history, the Christmas season has been a busy time with many rich traditions including pageants, programs, parties, and caroling—and even the occasional box of candy from...

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5 Thanksgiving Traditions from Milton Hershey School History

It’s fitting that the Deed of Trust creating Hershey Industrial School—now known as Milton Hershey School—was signed by Mr. and Mrs. Hershey on November 15, 1909 during the season of...

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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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