All posts by Valerie Seiber



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



Hershey and Pasta: An Interesting Relationship

by Valerie Seiber Twenty years ago The Hershey Company (formerly known as Hershey Foods Corporation) was known for both chocolate and pasta. Beginning in 1966, Hershey Pasta Group operated as a division of Hershey Foods. The pasta division held a sizable market share in dried pasta manufacturing that was developed through the acquisition of small, … Continue reading Hershey and Pasta: An Interesting Relationship


Amateur Archaeologist’s Collection Remains Noteworthy

by Valerie S. Seiber One of the important collections held by The Hershey Story is that of David Herr Landis. Landis was not a professional archaeologist or historian but his efforts to document and preserve American Indian artifacts from Lancaster and York counties contributed greatly to our understanding of Susquehannock Indian culture. The collection contains … Continue reading Amateur Archaeologist’s Collection Remains Noteworthy