Encyclopedia 2021

Origins of Hershey Community Archives

  The origins of the Archives lie in a September 9, 1975 memo from Richard Zimmerman, then Group Vice-President of Hershey Foods Corporation. Zimmerman advocated undertaking a study “by all of the Hershey Interests to identify the types of material which might be retained, probable ways to display and utilize these materials, a designation of […]

Origins of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

While Hershey’s Milk Chocolate is perhaps The Hershey Company’s most iconic product, perfecting the formula was one of the biggest challenges of Milton Hershey’s career. His interest in chocolate took off when he saw a display of chocolate making equipment at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. At the time, he owned the successful Lancaster […]

History of Milton Hershey School

Milton Hershey School began as a vision shared by chocolate entrepreneur Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine (Kitty). The Hersheys loved children but were unable to have their own. Instead, they decided to use their wealth to create a home and school for children in need. On November 15, 1909, Milton and Catherine Hershey […]

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