Brownstone Tour on October 11th
Building with Brownstone
A driving tour showcasing brownstone used in many buildings in the area, as well as the quarries where it was mined.
Preservation Weekend 2015
IF YOU BUILD IT...
Celebrating a century of Preservation
Christmas in Fairmount Park - December 3rd
Christmas in Fairmount Park
December 3, 2015
When the historical houses of Fairmont Park in Philadelphia are decorated in a grand Christmas style, they become a seasonal favorite. A tour guide will join us on our bus to tell us about Fairmont Park as well as the details of the various houses that we visit. Houses that will be visited include Strawberry Hill, Mount Pleasant, and Cedar Grove.
Did You Change Your Email Address?
Many of the email addresses we have on file for our friends and members are out of date! As a result we are unable to keep you informed of our coming events.
It's Official.... we are open!!
We are eager to announce that our doors are open and we are once again receving guests at the Society.
Renovations are not complete but we invite you to come in and look around at the progress we have made. Our offical grand reopening will be in September.
Please check the website for our grand reopening announcement!
If you would like to see pictures of our work in progress, click below.
The Book is in!!
New Book: H is for Hershey
The Historical Society has released a brand new children's book H is for Hershey. Local author Heather Paterno developed the concept as a children's ABC book featuring artistic renderings of local landmarks attributed to each letter of the alphabet.
This Week in Hershey
1950 - Katharine Hepburn appears at the Hershey Theatre in "As You Like It"
1933 - Dedication of the Community Center and its star occupant, the Hershey Theatre, during the town's 30th anniversary celebration.
1949 - First Pennsylvania Dutch Day celebrated by Pennsylvania Dutch Class - Hershey Park.
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.