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Nov. 8, 2021

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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March 31, 2021

Milton Hershey School Hosts Facebook Live for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, Milton Hershey School (MHS) hosted a Facebook Live roundtable discussion on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. As a global month that celebrates the achievements of...

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Nov. 23, 2020

Giving Thanks at Milton Hershey School for Thanksgiving

For 111 years, the Milton Hershey School community has celebrated founders Milton and Catherine Hershey in November—the month we focus on giving thanks. The Thanksgiving holiday at MHS has been...

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Nov. 16, 2020

A History of Student Health Services Provided for the Milton Hershey School Community

Featuring Chris Rich, MHS Senior Manager of Student Health Services Shortly after marrying Milton S. Hershey, Catherine Hershey joined and was an active member of Lancaster Charity Society, an organization...

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Nov. 6, 2020

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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Nov. 2, 2020

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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Oct. 23, 2020

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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Oct. 16, 2020

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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Oct. 9, 2020

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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Oct. 2, 2020

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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