On display January 4 - 29, 2021

Intended for train enthusiasts and engineers of all ages, the exhibit showcases multiple trains and trolleys on a large-scale layout. The exhibit features handcrafted historic Hershey landmarks such as the Cocoa Inn, the Derry Church Schoolhouse, the Hershey train depot, and a historic Hershey trolley - even the smallest details recreate and celebrate our town’s heritage.
Members are free and we welcome the public!

The train display is open again and will operate Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. through

January 29, 2021. 

Enhanced safety protocols and guidelines are in place to ensure your safety, as we remain committed to providing you with a memorable experience.

Admission Price: $5.00 for adults, $2.00 children 4-17, age 3 and under are free, and $10 per family. HDTHS Members are free.

Each child receives a goody bag with a sweet treat!

Admission benefits the Historical Society museum, educational programs, and events.

Our sincere gratitude to Benefactors Edwin "Ned" & Denise Zechman for their generous annual support of the Holiday Train display, presented in honor of Ned's father, Edwin K. Zechman, who loved trains and everything Hershey.

We missed you in 2020 but were ready for 2021!

The Hershey History Center is pleased to announce Hershey Artfest will return on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at the Cocoa Beanery and Englewood Barn complex in Hershey, PA.

Mark your calendar to participate and help us celebrate fine art, artisans, music and food on Mother’s Day Weekend, nestled among the green spaces of the kid and pet-friendly Cocoa Beanery and the new entertainment venue and brewery, Englewood Barn.

This is the same event you and fellow vendors have grown to love, kicking off the spring art festival season!

Guests will experience a variety of fine art and guild craftwork for both the serious and casual collector, represented by more than 150 artists and artisans.

Applications will be live beginning on January 20, 2021, at

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at:

(717) 520-0748  or email us at

We look forward to seeing you again in 2021.


FALL 2021

Our celebration of 100-years of Italian history in Hershey will continue into 2021.

To comply with state standards on gatherings and to ensure our members' well-being, we have postponed our La Festa Italiana Gala until Fall of 2021.  

Stay tuned on event information with our email newsletter so you can receive up to date announcements.  

Each year our events focus on an historic theme about Hershey and Derry Township.   

Last year's Preservation Gala showcased the 85-year history of the Hershey Figure Skating Club. 

Pictured:  Mr. Richard Dwyer  "Mr. Debonair" brought the house down with his spectacular show.     



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We have reopened and will resume our regular operating hours.

Monday            10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday      10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friday                10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you!  


Members                                    Free

Adults                                          $5.00

Children (ages 4-12)              $2.00

Children Ages 3 + younger     Free

Family                                         $10.00

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