Dauphin County: Chocolates, Coal, and a Capital

Dauphin County celebrates its two hundredth anniver­sary this year. The events and themes that are the history of the county reflect the experience of Pennsylvania and the United States. Dauphin County has never been a homogeneous commu­nity; indeed, it is difficult to consider it as a single commu­nity. From the beginning it has comprised individuals of diverse ethnic, national and religious...
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Shorts

A major exhibition of stylish cre­ations reflecting the changing fashions of designer hats through the years will open at the James A. Michener Art Museum on Saturday, January 19, 2002. Beginning with a rare circa 1780 calash (a folding bonnet) of silk and taffeta, Stylish Hats: 200 Years of Sartorial Splendor pro­vides a colorful tour through the history of hat making during two centuries....
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Mr. Hershey’s Advice

Boys, if you ever make any money, for God’s sake, keep it!” I remember the advice given by candymaker Milton S. Hershey at the depth of the Great Depression in the 1930s to his “white, male orphans” at a Hershey Industrial School assembly. For more than sixty years I have remembered and tried, although not always successfully, to follow his rec­ommendation. On another...
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Derry Session House and Enclosure

Formally nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the PHMC’s Bureau for Historic Preservation as the Derry Session House and Enclosure, the unusual property in southern Dauphin County, consists of an eighteenth-century log building encased, in the early twentieth century, by a structure resembling a greenhouse or a conservatory. The one-story Derry Session House, constructed of...
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