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Join us in supporting the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society!
All shopping Pass proceeds benefit participating local non-profit agencies and organizations.
Stop in at the Society to purchase your $5.00 Shopping Pass today!
Preservation Weekend 2015
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.
Take a Trip with Us!
The following trips are current scheduled for 2015 and 2016
- October 22, 2015 - Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob
- December 3, 2015 - Christmas in Fairmount Park
- September 11, 2016 - In the Footsteps of Major Dick Winters
Under the Colors - Art Show and Sale
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Many of the email addresses we have on file for our friends and members are out of date!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
1893 - World's Columbian Exposition Mr. Hershey finds a new way to make chocolate at the Germans' booth of chocolate making machines. He likes this idea of making chocolate and caramel together. He purchases his first chocolate making machine.
1945 - Milton S. Hershey dies at the age of 88 in Hershey Hospital across the highway from the home in which he was born.
1959 - Hershey's chocolate-covered candy-coated almonds are introduced.
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.