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Gone but Not Forgotten

By Nikki Soliday, Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society


The Hershey Hill Climb, early 1960s 
Photo: Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society. The Hershey Hill Climb, early 1960s Photo: Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society.

Remember the Cacao Lounge and the Oyster Bar?

Remember the sound of engines revving behind the Hotel?

Whether you do or you don’t, find out more at our annual Preservation Tour – “Gone But Not Forgotten” – Sunday, Oct. 1.

Each year, we present a unique aspect of Hershey history and this year is no exception! This one-time opportunity will transport you back to explore the many facets of our much missed Cocoa Inn. Meet long-gone, “famous” personalities, eavesdrop on conversations that illustrate the rich history of this iconic building, and sample a taste from the past. The drugstore, the news stand, restaurants, and more are among the fond memories most locals recall which we will recreate on this one special day for our guests.

After the stop downtown, guests will be taken by trolley to Hershey Hotel atop Pat’s Hill for a presentation by Ron Mann on the former annual Hill Climb. Race enthusiasts and novices alike will appreciate speed combined with the natural beauty of this setting, the components for an adventurous tale of days gone by.

Tour times are 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 717- 520-0748 or visit www.hersheyhistory.org.


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