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 the compelling story of the school’s past, present, and future at the school’s visitors center.
New Interactive Displays:
From now through Founders Week, we are sharing sneak peeks of the new visitors center exhibits on social media. Stay tuned for the opening of our Virtual Visitors Center coming soon.
The Spartan Memories exhibit in the north lounge features an interactive kiosk and viewing wall where memories come alive through the decades of the school’s history. You can choose what time period you would like to explore or scroll through the school’s history as a whole. It will also be an opportunity to learn about our Alumni of the Year and Gold Star Alumni as well as where to find more information about other alumni achievements and awards.
Life at MHS Pillars
The new visitor experience in the north lounge features five pillars with films about Life at MHS. Students in Elementary, Middle, and Senior Divisions, plus an alumna, share about Home Life, extra-curricular activities, a top-notch education, career technical programs, and life after MHS.
Vision in Action Film
There are two life-changing dates in any Milton Hershey School alumnus’ life—their birthday and the day they came to MHS. The large Vision in Action film in the south lounge shows how the school’s family comes together with a student’s own family to give them the best education, stable Home Life, and start in life possible.
Deed of Trust Exhibit: Evolution of the School
Milton and Catherine Hershey communicated what they wanted the school to be in the Deed of Trust that created the Hershey Industrial School in 1909. Their vision of providing a sound education, stable Home Life, and meeting all the needs of children in need comes alive in the north lounge exhibit with a script from the original Deed of Trust, photographs, and moving images.
Milton’s Legacy Exhibit
See Milton Hershey’s life story come alive in an exciting new way in the Founders Hall rotunda. We will reveal this display during the 2020-21 school year, so check back.