Our condolences go out the Aurand family in the passing of Sam, husband and father, and a devoted volunteer of the Society. Services will be held Thursday, August 25th at the Mount Cavalry Church, 625 Holly Street, Elizabethtown, PA as follows:
Memorial Service: 5:00PM
Preservation Weekend 2016
A History of Political Buttons
A History of Political Buttons and Ephemera from Presidential and Gubernatorial Campaigns
Ted Herman and Mike Aumiller have amassed a collection of political buttons and ephemera, some which date to the turn of the 20th century, and will share this collection on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:00PM in the Society's community room. This program, including a history of candidate promotion and the collecting hobby, will focus on both Presidential and Gubernatorial elections, and will feature unique items from two individuals with ties to Hershey: President Eisenhower and Governor Leader.
Changes to Museum Hours
Weekend hours have changed. The museum will be open the first and third Saturday's of the month only. The Society will be closed on the second and fourth Saturdays until further notice.
Travel on the trolley as it takes you to three sites where you will hear several stories of entities that were once part of the immediate area. Tickets are $15. Call (717) 520-0748 for tickets and available tour times.
Join us on Saturday September 17, 2016 for our fourth annual Preservation Tour and learn about long-gone but interesting pieces of our local history by visiting the sites of entities that no longer exist.
Take a Trip with Us!
Our 2016 Schedule of Regional One Day Trips...
- Thursday, September 15 – Grounds for Sculpture, NJ
- Thursday, October 13 – Scandals of D.C.- "Misremembering & Misbehaving"
- Thursday, November 17 – NYC: The 9/11 Memorial & One World Trade Center Observatory
- Thursday, December 1 – Deck the Halls - Winterthur & Longwood Gardens
PLUS 2017 CUBA!
- Stay tuned for more information on our Cuba Trip... November 30 - December 10, 2017 INCLUDING a day at Cuba-Hershey!!
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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.
The Mission of the Hershey - Derry Township Historical Society is dedicated to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.