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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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Sept. 25, 2020

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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Sept. 23, 2020

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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Sept. 18, 2020

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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Sept. 13, 2020

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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Aug. 31, 2020

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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Nov. 2, 2018

Milton Hershey School Community Celebrates 100 Years of Founders’ Gift to School

During the month of November, the Milton Hershey School community will celebrate a big milestone—100 years since its founder Milton Hershey gifted his fortune to the school. Hershey placed 5,000...

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