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Milton Hershey and his Enduring Legacy

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Pamela Whitenack

Director, Hershey Community Archives

Pamela Whitenack is active professionally in archival and oral history organizations. She is past-president of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR). and is a frequent presenter at regional and national archival organizations. She is co-author of “Images of America: Hershey”, a pictorial history of the community, and “Images of America: Hersheypark.”

Learn how Milton Hershey overcame an impoverished childhood and built successful businesses, a thriving model industrial town and devoted his wealth to helping underprivileged children. Since his death, his legacy has not only continued but has grown and thrived. Learn more how Milton Hershey‘s values and legacy have shaped the businesses and community he founded.

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The Beginnings of Automobile Culture

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Professor Guillaume de Syon

Albright College

Professor Guillaume de Syon hails from France and Switzerland, but has called Lancaster, PA, home since 1994. Specialized in both European history and the history of technology, he teaches courses in almost every historical period at Albright College in Reading, PA.

Nowadays, we could not do without a car, but it was not always so. By examining postcards of the early 1900s, we can document how people really felt about gasoline fumes replacing horse dung, noisy drivers, and all sorts of strange, new road rules.

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Down by the Depot

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Patrick C. Morrison

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Patrick is the Site Administrator at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He has a master’s degree in history from the University of Delaware and he is devoted to telling the rich stories of railroading in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

This talk is a detailed look at Pennsylvania train depots and terminals, both freight and passenger, and how the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has explored station architecture, past, present and future.

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