Preservation Weekend 2014
September 19 & 20, 2014
Under the Stadium Sky:
Celebrating 75 Years of Music, Sports & Entertainment at Hersheypark Stadium
Upcoming Event - Arts Festival
If you would like to register to become a vendor click here to download the sign-up sheet.
Spaces available will be 10' by 10' allowing for a 6' or 8' table.
All vendors are responsible for providing tables and chairs; vendors who do not reserve under the tent, must provide their own tent/canopy as well.
Set-up will start at 9:00 am.
This Month for Members Only
Trip: Northern National Parks
Date: September 2 - 9, 2014
HDTHS is sposoring a trip to the Northern National Parks, September 2 - 9, 2014. This trip features Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Tetons.
If this trip is booked before April 2, 2014 you will save $100 off the regular price of $2199. After this date all booking must be cleared by Collette Vacations in regard to availability.
Upcoming Event - The Battles for the Lighthouses
Date Change!! On Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 pm the Historical Society will be hosting Bill Jackson's presentation "The Battles for the Lighthouses."
In 1861, following the Union defeats at the Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Big Bethel, the Union was hungry for a victory. Thus, the expedition to close the inlets along the Virginia and North Carolina coast to Confederate raiders and European shipping to aid the southern cause.
Trip: Costumes of Downton Abbey
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Travel with the Historical Society on April 24th to Winterthur Museum to see the new exhibit on the Costumes of Downton Abbey. The exhibit includes 40 original costumes with commentary on the contrasting world of the Winterthur residents.
Besides a house tour,and garden tram tour, there will also be a morning visit to the Brandywine River Museum.
This Week in Hershey
1963 - Community Camping and Picnic Facility opens to Derry Township residents.
1900 - Mr. Hershey decides to sell his Lancaster Caramel Company for $1,000,000, after realizing the success of making and selling chocolate.
1919 - Milton brings Catherine's body to Derry Township, and she is laid to rest in the family plot in the new Hershey Cemetery.
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.