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The Chocolate King Life & Legacy of Milton S. Hershey Webinar

'The Chocolate King: Life & Legacy of Milton S. Hershey' Webinar

Mon Feb 14, 2022

'The Chocolate King: Life & Legacy of Milton S. Hershey' Webinar

Time Mon Feb 14 2022 at 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm

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'The Chocolate King: Life & Legacy of Milton S. Hershey' Webinar, 14 February | Online Event | 'The Chocolate King: Life & Legacy of Milton S. Hershey' Webinar
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From KISSES chocolates to the classic HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate bar, The Hershey Company, founded by Milton S. Hershey, has brought delicious goodness to the world for over 125 years. But how did a Pennsylvania farm boy with the equivalent of a 4th grade education create one of the largest chocolate companies in the world? It's time to journey to Hershey, PA — "Chocolatetown, USA" — to uncover the incredible legacy, landmarks, and community established by America's undisputed king of chocolate.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the incredible rags-to-riches story of Milton S. Hershey — a confectioner from Central Pennsylvania whose novel chocolate-making technique of using fresh milk and new approach to chocolate manufacturing helped him grow his business into one of the world's largest chocolate empires.

Led by Tesa Burns, Archivist for Hershey Community Archives, our virtual experience surrounding Mr. Hershey (1857-1945) will include:

  • A look back at Milton S. Hershey's early life as he traveled the nation trying his hand at candy making
  • How Milton Hershey rose from a candy-peddler to The Chocolate King
  • An in-depth look at the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania where Mr. Hershey built a community for his workers
  • A digital showcase of Hershey, Pennsylvania's most historic locations, including The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Theatre, and his original chocolate factory
  • A discussion of the lesser-known philanthropic legacy he left for the Hershey community, which continues to fund local public endeavors including schools, hospitals, and cultural institutions
  • An exclusive look at rare archival photographs, films, and documents from the Hershey Community Archives

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Tesa — any and all questions about Hershey are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week


"LOVED all the old pictures and videos from the archives." -Erin

"Great slide and oral history presentation. Learned a lot." -Barry

"I love the information about Hershey's personal history and philanthropy." -Elizabeth

"Didn’t know a lot about Milton Hershey, but Jennifer Henderson was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and great style in presentation. Very enjoyable and another home run by the NYCAC! Thank you!" -David

"Great images! Loved the vintage video of Hershey. The speaker was very knowledgeable and presented in a nice order." -Lisa

"The old movie and the interview with Mr. Hershey. Jennifer was well prepared." -Cheri

"Lots of great history through pictures and stories. Very knowledgeable presenter!" -Laurie

"Fantastic information and well thought out presentation. Loved the old pictures." -Sharlene

"Extremely knowledgable presenter. Great idea for a topic." -Leigh

"This presentation was well researched and beautifully shown by period pictures. I live in Lancaster and have visited Hershey often." -Patricia

"The photos were great but I particularly liked the videos. The presenter is super knowledgeable!" -Virginia

"I enjoyed the videos of the town and the audio recording of Milton Hershey. The archivist was a good presenter." -Ronald


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