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ABOUT US

Since 1991, the History Center has committed to preserving, promoting, and interpreting over 250 years of our community's heritage.

Thanks to the contributions of local residents, businesses, and organizations, our ever-growing collection is a unique blend of artifacts, oral histories, and archival resources.  Our Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff ensure the continuity of the mission and collections for generations to come.

 

The History Center's museum provides authentic visual and interpretive exhibits, complemented by our archive and library resources which provide access to over 50,000 artifacts, photos, records, and documents for research and education.  Preservation programming enables community involvement by recognizing significant buildings, landmarks, and events in our shared history.

 

The Hershey History Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is supported by membership and the generous donations of individuals, area businesses, and grants.  

Visit our donation page and make a contribution to help protect and preserve our unique history. 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Hershey History Center is dedicated to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.   

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Hershey History Center has a volunteer Board of Directors who provide direction and support to the Executive Director and participate in articulating the HHC mission to our community and supporters. 

RAY CAMERON

PRESIDENT

TODD PAGLIARULO

VICE PRESIDENT

LISA MALOY

SECRETARY

LOU VERDELLI, JR.                    TREASURER

Directors

  • Ray Brace

  • Vicki Caloiero

  • John DeFrank

  • Areria Giannotta

  • Peter Graybash

  • Ted Herman

  • John Martin

  • Susan Mittan

  • Marianne Purdy

  • Glenn White

Ex-Officio  

Nicole Soliday, Executive Director

Emeritus Members

Millie Landis Coyle

Jim Curry

Joanne Curry

Neil Fasnacht

Kathleen Lewis

OUR HISTORY

Our organization and location on Northeast Drive has a fascinating 200 year story in itself. Take a look at the interesting history of our building and our development over the years.  

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