Witness our unique heritage come to life at the Hershey History Center.  Explore exhibits chronicling the community built on chocolate, the military heroes that became world renowned, and the legendary hockey franchise that calls our town home.

Step back in time as you learn how our community's past has shaped our lives today.  

Children can discover interactive displays while guests experience a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, and archives defining our local narrative.  ​


We invite you to be our guest - visit, explore, and discover how the Hershey History Center is making History Happen Here.

Nicole Soliday 

Executive Director

Hershey History Center


 The Hershey History Center offers programs and events throughout the year; from our Annual Gala to tours and trips.  

Now that we have reopened, we look forward to seeing you for our in person and  virtual events.   


 Our exhibits offer insight and perspective into our community’s history, before chocolate and beyond.  Interpretive displays tell the stories and bring to life the voices of those who shaped, built, and maintain our legacies


Your contributions help sustain our mission to preserve and promote the rich history of Derry Township and Hershey, PA.  

Consider joining as a member, or giving a gift today to help support our collections and programs. 

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October 2, 2021

Our celebration of 100-plus years of Italian history and heritage in Hershey continues!


We've waited for over a century to make this event happen and on Saturday, October 2nd, we will share the love, the food, the music, and the stories that make Hershey's Italian history dynamic. 


Stay tuned for more details and updates on a celebration that can only happen once in a century!  Sign up to receive event information and RSVP to reserve your space.   

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COVID - 19




In accordance with the latest CDC guidance, fully vaccinated patrons are no longer required to wear a face covering in our building, except when mandated by special circumstances.




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