Through the generosity of chocolate maker Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine, Milton Hershey School has transformed thousands of lives over the last century.
In over 200 vintage photographs, historian James D. McMahon chronicles the first 100 years of Milton Hershey School/ Hershey Industrial School. The book also charts its growth from a modest school and home serving orphan boys in the early part of the 20th century to today’s success-focused school and home serving more than 1,800 boys and girls from families in financial and social need representing all races and backgrounds.
McMahon hopes the book will “bring back fond memories for our alumni and retirees, provide a sense of purpose and orientation to our students and employees, and inspire others to learn more about MHS and the legacy of Milton and Catherine Hershey.”
Highlights of Milton Hershey School:
• Illustrates the strong correlation between the boyhood experiences of Milton Hershey and the agricultural/vocational program of his School
• Includes many seldom seen images of early classrooms, student homes and student “life on the farm”
• Showcases photos of Commencement speakers of interest from several different fields, including entertainment sports, civil rights and NASA
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