August Selections from the Collections at The Hershey Story
The Hershey Story Museum today announced the weekly rotating artifacts for the month of August as part of its display, Selections from the Collections. Selections from the Collections is located in the museum’s Grand Lobby and offered free of charge; visitors will not be required to purchase admission to the Museum Experience to view the display.
Selected by the museum’s curatorial staff, artifacts featured in Selections from the Collections are rotated every Thursday and include new acquisitions, historical items relevant to current events or items relating to a notable date in history.
Artifacts featured during the month of August include the following:
Aug. 4 – 10
Hershey’s Brown Cow Syrup, 1979-1991
The Petybon Indústrias Alimenticias Limitada in Brazil has been manufacturing food products since 1937. As a result of The Hershey Company’s acquiring Petybon in 1982, Petybon expanded its production and distribution. The label on the Hershey’s Brown Cow Syrup is written in Portuguese only.
Aug. 11 – 17
Elvis Reese's Peanut Butter and Banana Crème Cups, 2007-2008
The Hershey Company introduced Reese’s Peanut Butter and Banana Crème Cups in 2007 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death (August 16, 1977). The Hershey Company’s promotion of the candy also included their giving away an Elvis Tribute Car.
Aug. 18 – 24
Chocolate Pot with Cup and Saucer, 1890-1910
Beginning in the late 18th century, chocolate pots, cups, and saucers have been mass-produced to meet the growing popularity of chocolate drinks in Europe. While some early chocolate serving pieces were made of sterling silver, the majority are made of porcelain. The porcelain floral and berries set on display was manufactured in Limoges, France at the turn of the 20th century.
Aug. 25 - 31
Pennsylvania Dutch Days Souvenir, Booklet and Prize Ribbon, 1949-1951
Pennsylvania Dutch Days began in 1949 as a way to celebrate Pennsylvania German folk art and culture. Visitors could sample foods such as apple butter, chicken corn soup and Lebanon bologna. Artisans demonstrated handicrafts such as broom making, quilting, weaving and spinning. The annual event, held at Hershey Park, continued until 1979.
Guests can view the list of artifacts on display each week at HersheyStory.org. For additional information about The Hershey Story visit HersheyStory.org or call 717-534-8939.