A Rare Piece of Hershey Lumber Company History

by Valerie Seiber The Hershey Lumber Company, the successor of Hershey Improvement Company, operated from 1927 until 1971. Just a few short months after the Lumber Company closed, a fire broke out destroying the building and the majority of the company’s records. During its 40-plus years in operation, employees at the Lumber Company made wooden furniture … Continue reading A Rare Piece of Hershey Lumber Company History


Time Traveling: The Rise and Fall of the American Pocket Watch

by Kathryn Kaslow It is easy to take timepieces for granted. Our wrist watches, phones, and even our microwaves display the time. However, the ability to instantaneously know the time down to the exact minute and second has not always been a mainstay of American society, as illustrated by The Hershey Story’s collection of Pennsylvania German clocks … Continue reading Time Traveling: The Rise and Fall of the American Pocket Watch