Downtown Hershey's Fine Arts & Crafts Show
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February 18, 2016 7pm - The History of Hersheypark
Enjoy Harry Michelson's research into the history of our community's iconic amusement park along with artifacts displayed by Neil Fasnacht.
March 10, 2016 - Members Open House
Mingle with other members while you experience our renovated museum! Through the past year, we have worked diligently to make these substantial changes and we are eager to share our accomplishments with you, our members. From the new roof and exterior lighting, to the updated exhibit installations inside, our museum boasts a new layout and concept designed to enhance learning and discovering our community’s history. Discover the history of brownstone; be captivated by our rotating sports display (including our new basketball exhibit) and see unique artifacts on early Derry Township history.
Take a Trip with Us!
2016 Philadelphia Flower Show
This year's theme .. The Centennial of our National Parks!
Philadelphia Flower Show Feature!
The Railway Garden is a special attraction of large-scale model trains that will chug through a beautiful backdrop inspired by America’s most iconic landscapes.
The country's leading floral designers replicate the majesty of our treasured landscapes using nature's gifts.
Members $96.00 Non-members $106.00 (less than AAA cost!!)
Flower Show Registration Form
Our 2016 Schedule of Regional One Day Trips...
- Tuesday, March 8 – Philadelphia Flower Show
- Saturday, April 23 – Virginia Garden Week -Winchester Estates
- Thursday, May 19 – Annapolis - US Naval Academy & Paca House
- Thursday, September 15 – Grounds for Sculpture, NJ
- Thursday, October 13 – Scandals of D.C.- "Misremembering & Misbehaving"
- Thursday, November 17 – NYC: The 9/11 Memorial & One World Trade Center Observatory
- Thursday, December 1 – Deck the Halls - Winterthur & Longwood Gardens
PLUS Two Multi-Day International Tours
- September 11-24, 2016 - In the Footsteps of Major Dick Winters (our seventh year!)
- October 22-28, 2016 - Iceland: Northern Lights & Landscapes
This Week in Hershey
1900 - Hershey's milk chocolate first sold commercially.
1903 - A charter is granted to Hummelstown-Campbelltown Street Railway. It is incorporated as a company on March 13, 1913.
1903 - Milton Hershey builds his own chocolate making factory, along with places for his workers to stay which include: homes, shops, churches and school in the Derry church, Dauphin County. This eventually becomes Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Be A Member
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.
The Mission of the Hershey - Derry Township Historical Society is dedicated to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.