Remembrance Tree Ornaments
Remembrance Tree Ornaments
Celebrate your memories with an ornament on our Remembrance Tree.
Friday, November 11th the Society officially lit the annual Remembrance Tree. The tree will be placed in the Town of Hershey Room & will be enjoyed throughout the holiday season. Please support the Historical Society by remembering living or departed loved ones, or friends and family with an ornament for the Remembrance Tree.
Upcoming Event - Open House
Annual Holiday Open House
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on December 7, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Society will host the annual holiday train show, the Hershey Community Chorus, a visit from Santa and a Discovery Day for kids!
Discovery Day will be held in our Community Education Room, and kids will be able to engage in numerous educational centers including an interactive train map, special themed books, videos, coloring and ornament activities.
Upcoming Event - Annual Train Exhibit
All Aboard for the Annual Train Exhibit at HDTHS
The exhibit, intended for train enthusiasts of all ages, showcases multiple trains and over 25 interactive displays 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, a historic Hershey trolley, and Derry Presbyterian Church Sessions House. Hands-on controls for trains and miniature amusement rides attract the youngest of engineers.
This Week in Hershey
1965 - Incorporation of Valley Video Cable Company. Construction of East Derry Road Warehouse #47 by Hershey Chocolate Corporation.
1970 - Hershey Foods Corporation increases size of its Board of Directors from seven to ten. New members: James E. Bobb, Richard D. Zimmerman and Norman Chapman.
1973 - Hershey Foods Corporation adds nutritional labeling to its candy bars; a first in the confectionery industry.
Upcoming Event - Preservation Tour
HDTHS Presents the First Annual Preservation Tour
The Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society is offering the HDTHS First Annual Preservation Tour, and we plan to continue this program for years to come. The event will be held Saturday, December 7th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and will be conducted as a driving tour allowing guests to choose their own route and amount of time to be spent at each location.
The Mission of the Hershey - Derry Township Historical Society is dedicated to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
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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.