Smart Talk Road Trip marks Hershey Company 125th birthday

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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, March 19, 2019:

It’s a Smart Talk Road Trip to the Hershey Theatre in Hershey Tuesday marking the 125th birthday of The Hershey Company.

Smart Talk broadcasts live from the historic theatre where we discuss founder Milton Hershey’s life and accomplishments, how the Lancaster Caramel Company became the Hershey Chocolate Company, how the brand became one of the world’s favorite treats and flavors, Hershey becoming the ultimate company town, the beginnings of what is now the Milton Hershey School, and Hershey’s contribution to America’s soldiers fighting in World War II.

We’ll also talk about the 10th anniversary of The Hershey Story Museum that has an exhibit on display today focusing on Milton Hershey the man.

The Hershey Theatre itself is a fabulous setting for the broadcast. It was built during the “Great Building Campaign” that came as the country suffered through the Great Depression. The Hershey Theatre has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment over the past 80 years and also was WITF’s first home in 1964.

Appearing on Tuesday’s program are Leigh Horner, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The Hershey Company; Amy Bischof, Senior Director, The Hershey Story Museum; Valerie Seiber, Senior Manager, Historical Collections and Exhibits, The Hershey Story Museum; and Jennifer Henderson, Archivist at the Hershey Theatre.