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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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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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Milton Hershey School Founders’ Intent Achieved Through Students and Staff

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

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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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ABC27 highlights Milton Hershey School Founders Hall’s 50th Anniversary

Featuring Susan Alger, School History Coordinator Television station, ABC27, celebrated the 50th anniversary of Founders Hall with a segment marking the milestone. The iconic building on the Milton Hershey School...

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Milton Hershey School Celebrates 110 Years of Wonderful Opportunities

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

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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 lights to represent...

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MHS Longest-Working Employee Retired After 50 Years of Service

On Friday, July 31, 2020, Mary Stauffer, Milton Hershey School’s longest-working employee, retired after 50 years of service. Throughout Stauffer’s tenure at MHS, she has held numerous titles including: assistant...

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Traditional Recipes from Milton Hershey School

Our founder, Milton Hershey, grew up eating traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dishes. Some of his favorites included chicken and waffles, Schnitz un’ Knepp (ham with apples and dumplings), and chicken pot pie....

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The History of Family Weekends at MHS

Mother’s Day weekend is more special at Milton Hershey School because that is when we celebrate Spring Family Weekend. The first Parent Weekend was sponsored by the Hershey Industrial School...

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