Preservation Weekend 2017

The Town That Had Everything

Hershey was built on chocolate but its benefactor wanted to provide all things necessary to those who lived and worked in it. Formed in 1927 to separate the chocolate making business assets from the non-chocolate making ventures, Hershey Estates was an entity which oversaw a vast array of services and amenities in what was very much a company town. Utilities, retail suppliers, Broadway shows; sports and recreation venues; a botanical masterpiece; 33 entities all together. It was truly...a town that had everything...


Tickets available for purchase starting now!  Click here to register on line.

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The Town That Had Everything Even  Details:

Saturday, November 4th

  • $100 per ticket or $90 for groups of 10 or more
  • Festive social dining at a unique venue
  • Exclusive tour opportunity, sneak-peak at our community’s most iconic preservation-in-progress site, the former Community Building, 14E Chocolate Ave.
  • Premier Silent and Live Auction opportunities (click here to view the list of auction items)
  • One-night only displays of artifacts and memorabilia

Availability is limited and advance ticket purchase is required. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of our present history! To purchase your reserved tickets contact us at 717.520.0748 or at


View the information on our  website for unique pairing of  opportunities in exclusive settings for Friday night’s Sponsor Reception. Contact us for additional details at 717.520.0748 or by contacting  our executive director at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Click here to view the Prospectus for this weekend