Trip: Costumes of Downton Abbey
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Travel with the Historical Society on April 24th to Winterthur Museum to see the new exhibit on the Costumes of Downton Abbey. The exhibit includes 40 original costumes with commentary on the contrasting world of the Winterthur residents.
Besides a house tour,and garden tram tour, there will also be a morning visit to the Brandywine River Museum.
Upcoming Event - Arts Festival
If you would like to register to become a vendor click here to download the sign-up sheet.
Spaces available will be 10' by 10' allowing for a 6' or 8' table.
All vendors are responsible for providing tables and chairs; vendors who do not reserve under the tent, must provide their own tent/canopy as well.
Set-up will start at 9:00 am.
Members Only- Presentation by Neil Fasnacht
Neil Fasnacht Presents: Things I Collected Along the Way
... is now available for viewing in our Members Only Video Library!
On February 22, 2014, Neil shared an inside look into his most unique and interesting artifacts. He has been collecting for more than 20 years, developing an extensive assortment of stories and Hershey memorabilia. Neil presented documents with Milton Hershey’s signature and an extremely rare “Hershey’s” Fine Caramels box from his New York business circa 1883-1884.
Upcoming Event - Member's Tour
Giant Center Opens its Doors for HDTHS Members
Join us for a behind-the-scenes member's tour of the Giant Center on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The following locations in the Giant Center will be included:
• View the press box, radio and announcer booths, and mechanical room.
• Take a peek at the game suites!
• Visit the GC meeting room and Club Lounge.
• View the facility storage areas, the Olympia ice re-surfacer, and visit the Bears' and/ or visitor's locker room and media room.
This Week in Hershey
1905 - Hershey attends the Colombian Exposition in Chicago where he purchases German chocolate-making equipment.
1785 - Dauphin County is formed March 4, 1785 from part of Lancaster County and named in honor of Louis, the Dauphin of France.
1903 - Ground broken for chocolate factory at Derry Church on six-acre tract of land.
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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