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Nov. 23, 2020

Giving Thanks at Milton Hershey School

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 MHS Community

Shortly after marrying Milton S. Hershey, Catherine Hershey joined and was an active member of Lancaster Charity Society, an organization that shared a common interest in providing practical self-help and...

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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’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 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 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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Oct. 9, 2020

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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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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Sept. 25, 2020

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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Sept. 18, 2020

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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