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Founders Hall Auditorium: A Chapel, Performing Space, and So Much More

By Pastor William Ogle, MHS Director of Religious Programs I can remember the first time I walked into the Founders Hall Auditorium. In the fall of 2011, my wife and...

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Milton Hershey School Community Rededicates Founders Hall

On Sept. 13, 1970, Milton Hershey School dedicated the iconic Founders Hall to the legacy of the school’s founders—Milton and Catherine Hershey. Fifty-two years later, on Sept. 28, 2022, MHS...

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Milton Hershey School Launches Its Virtual Founders Hall Visitors Center

More than 50 years ago, Milton Hershey School dedicated an iconic building on campus, Founders Hall, to our founders, Milton and Catherine Hershey. Inside this stately monument lives the Founders...

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Then and Now: MHS Founders Week Traditions

When creating the Hershey Industrial School (now Milton Hershey School), Milton and Catherine Hershey knew they wanted to help children and families in need. They communicated their vision for the...

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Milton Hershey School Honors Milton Hershey’s Legacy

Milton Hershey School lives as a breathing testament to Milton S. Hershey’s life and family. Although he came from humble beginnings, he grew into the resilient creator of The Hershey...

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The History of the Milton Hershey School Fish Fountain

More than fifty years ago, Milton Hershey School designed a building that could both be a lasting tribute to the school’s founders, Milton and Catherine Hershey, and a central location...

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The Importance of Tradition at Milton Hershey School

Milton Hershey School was created as a place of tradition for low-income children. Before Founders Hall was built in 1970, the MHS family gathered in the Hershey Theatre for chapel...

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Milton Hershey School Founders’ Vision for Businesses and Community

A vibrant community has always been important to Milton Hershey’s vision for his school, his businesses, and the Hershey community. From his early work building a complete and thriving town...

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A Vision for the Whole Child Approach

Milton and Catherine Hershey loved to travel, attend the opera, and entertain friends. Even though they led what looked like a charmed life, something was missing—children. When they created the...

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Then & Now: Life at Milton Hershey School

Providing a life experience that takes into consideration the whole-child approach has been the priority of Milton Hershey School since its founding in 1909 as the Hershey Industrial School. Life...

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