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William Dearden ’40 – A Dream Fulfilled 

During the Great Depression, enrollment to the Hershey Industrial School – now Milton Hershey School – increased three-fold. By 1935, the school expanded to over 800 students, one of which...

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A Titanic Tale: How The Hersheys Narrowly Avoided Tragedy

Milton and Catherine Hershey were frequent travelers throughout the world. Photographs and postcards from their adventures were later placed into albums to be shared with visitors of their home. What...

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Milton and Catherine Hershey: The Love Story That Changed the World

He was humble and kind. She was lighthearted and witty. Together, Milton and Catherine Hershey were a perfect pair whose inspiring example and unconditional love endure today. It all began...

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Milton Hershey School Announces Weekend Hours for Founders Hall Visitors Center

Milton Hershey School has added additional weekend hours for the Founders Hall Visitors Center. Guests can explore the history of the school and learn about the opportunities available to students....

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The News of Milton Hershey’s Gift

Milton Hershey was a man of few words and swift decisions. After World War I ended on November 11, 1918, and sugar prices rose, Milton Hershey wanted to expand his...

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The History of Birthday Celebrations at Milton Hershey School

Each year at Milton Hershey School, we celebrate the birthday of our founder Milton S. Hershey. These celebrations have been part of MHS tradition since the school’s early years and...

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Milton Hershey School Students Learn about Shared History with Hershey Country Club

Milton Hershey School students enrolled in the Year-Round Experiences program recently learned there is much more to golf courses than clubs, balls, and bogeys. Hershey Country Club staff explained to...

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John E. “Jack” Thomas ’39

John E. “Jack” Thomas was born in New Jersey in 1923 before his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. When Jack was just 8 years old, he was left without...

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Milton Hershey School Senior Models after Catherine Hershey

By Brianna Kapel, MHS Senior Did you know that the creation of Milton Hershey School was Catherine Hershey’s idea? So often this piece of history is forgotten. Mrs. Hershey played...

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Milton Hershey School Reopens Founders Hall to the Public

On Saturday, March 4, Milton Hershey School reopened Founders Hall to the public at a special Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. The historic building, which has been under construction and renovation for five...

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