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

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 Jennifer Henderson, Senior 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
  • digital showcase of Hershey, Pennsylvania’s most historic locations, including The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Theatre, and his original chocolate factory
  • 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 Jennifer — 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!

*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar

**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.

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











When: Thu., Jan. 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Price: $10
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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 Jennifer Henderson, Senior 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
  • digital showcase of Hershey, Pennsylvania’s most historic locations, including The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Theatre, and his original chocolate factory
  • 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 Jennifer — 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!

*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar

**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.

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

Buy tickets/get more info now