By Lauren Ciriac Wenger In 1935, Milton Hershey purchased a collection that changed the size and scope of his museum, which had until that point featured only American Indian artifacts. … Continue reading Delightful Dishware: A Sampling from The Hershey Story’s Ceramics Collection
This patchwork quilt was made and owned by a woman named Irene who lived in South Carolina during the early 1900s. The quilt was passed through her descendants to granddaughter … Continue reading How Is This Quilt Connected to Hershey? The Answer May Surprise You.
By Lauren Ciriac Wenger This past May marked 120 years since the opening day of the World’s Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair. The fair, held in … Continue reading A Fair to Remember – Souvenirs from the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893
By Lauren Ciriac Wenger The Hershey Story began as the Hershey Indian Museum, established in 1933 by Milton S. Hershey from the collections of Col. John Worth. These artifacts are … Continue reading American Indian Headdress from Founding Collection is Preserved
By Lauren Ciriac Wenger Every so often the collections staff at The Hershey Story acquires an object that stands out because of its rarity, beauty, or history. Sometimes, it’s all … Continue reading Flamingo Plates Land in The Hershey Story’s Collection