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The History of the 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 Community Gatherings and Tradition at MHS

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

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MHS 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 MHS

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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Founders Hall Undergoes Renovation of Visitors Center

Founders Hall is an iconic building at Milton Hershey School that lives as a lasting tribute to the founders, Milton and Catherine Hershey. The recent Founders Hall renovation project tells...

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Founders’ Intent Achieved Through Students and Staff

Milton and Catherine Hershey communicated their intentions for the Hershey Industrial School and its programming in the Deed of Trust, signed on November 15, 1909. Many of their intentions for...

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A Lasting Tribute: Founders Hall Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago, Milton Hershey School dedicated an iconic building on campus, Founders Hall, in honor of Milton Hershey’s 113th birthday. The building was a part of a bigger plan...

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MHS Celebrates 110 Years of Wonderful Opportunities

An article in the Hershey Press newspaper on July 8, 1910, reported a school will open in September by Mr. and Mrs. Milton S. Hershey: Hershey Industrial School (now, Milton...

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Founders Hall Lights Illuminated for Opening of School Festivities

In celebration of Milton Hershey School 2020-21 school year’s Opening of School festivities, Founders Hall will be illuminated with a variety of bright blues, navy, and white to represent the...

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