We apologize for any inconvenience, but due to museum renovations and repairs, our museum exhibits will be closed the remainder of this week. Our museum gift shop and society offices will remain open. Please check back for announcements on re-opening.
After Christmas Sale!
All collectable landmark blocks will be HAlf-PRICE throught he end of February, excuding the Arena, Stadium, Fire House, Car Barn, and Hershey hospital. There is a limited supply so act fast.
Upcoming Event - March 21 & 22
Two “Meet the Author Events” Coming to Hershey featuring Col. Cole Kingseed (ret.)
March 21 & 22, 2015
On Saturday, March 21, from 6:30-8pm at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA, Cole will present an intimate “meet the author” event. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the author in a unique setting: the replica of Major Dick Winter's Den, a permanent display at the Historical Society. Cole will deliver a brief program in the den, which was donated by Major Winters and appears just as it did in the Major’s home, including original memorabilia.
“At the Historical Society, we will discuss what items in the room meant the most to Major Winters and how they inspired his writing,” stated Col. Kingseed.
Upcoming Event - April 11
Windows to Our Past: Historic Postcards from Hershey, Hummelstown, Palmyra, and more
Saturday, April 11, 2015: 1pm to 4pm
Largest known collection of local interest post cards to be on display at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society.
Downtown Hershey's Fine Arts & Crafts Show
Click the link below for more information as well as to view and download applications.
Coming in the Spring of 2015
New Book: H is for Hershey
Coming this Spring of 2015 the Historical Society will be releasing a brand new children's book H is for Hershey. Local author Heather Paterno developed the concept as a childrens ABC book featuring artistic renderings of local landmarks attributed to each letter of the alphabet. We encourage pre-rders since quantities may be limited.
The Mission of the Hershey - Derry Township Historical Society is dedicated to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
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Thanks to your membership support, we provide superior research opportunities and open community access to Derry Township history from 1729 until today. Discover what is unique about our community! Connect to your roots through our genealogical records and library, take an exclusive tour of a local historic site or learn more about your historic home.