Downtown Hershey's Fine Arts & Crafts Show
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Crunch! Everybody’s favorite snack food has a history in Derry Township
When: Saturday, February 21nd from 1 to 3 p.m. Where: HDTHS Community Room
Ted Herman will give a program on the history of the potato chip industries in Derry Township. While many people are familiar with Shutters Chips, they are not aware that other manufacturers existed. Using his own family's history in the potato chip making, through Middleswarth Chips, Ted will discuss how chip making has evolved, the history of the local firms, and how his own family’s heritage relates to the industry that once existed in Derry Township.
2014 Media Contest
We will kick off our 2014 Youth Media Contest "If These Old Walls Could Talk" sponsored by the Hershey Company. Learn more and contribute to the historic preservation of our community! PLease note.. the deadline to enter the Media Contest has been changed to February1, 2015!
5th Annual Skate Party
Friday, February 13th - You’re invited! Join us for the best Frozen February event in Hershey!
Post-holiday blues? Cold weather doldrums? Warm up at the sweetest frozen-February event in Hershey, the annual Friday night Skate Party. Join the Historical Society and the Brownstone Masonic Lodge on Friday, February 13, 2014from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.for a night of fun held on the Arena’s historic ice!
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.
This Month for Members Only
The Mission of the Hershey - Derry Township Historical Society is dedicated to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
Be A Member
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.