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Kinderhaus Canna Bed

Milton Hershey School Heritage Center

 
 
Kinderhaus Canna Bed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
1. Kinderhaus Canna Bed Marker
Inscription. Catherine Hershey loved cannas and the gardens at High Point included many examples. On the occasion of Fanny Hershey’s 80th birthday in 1915, Milton prepared a surprise birthday party for his mother at High Point. The event was big news in the Hershey Press, which noted, “It was one of the jolliest breakfasts ever served. Mrs. Hershey was of course, the chief guest and presiding at the table was her son, while all around were the happy youngsters from the Hershey Industrial School, their appetites keen, their voices musical with merriment.” Afterwards, Mr. Hershey told them to hide themselves in the big canna bed (as see in this photograph) and let the photographer take their pictures. The result was “a remarkable photograph in which flowers, urchins, and sunshine are delightfully combined.”

In June of 1912, when the youngest students moved from The Homestead to Kinderhaus, their new home contained a canna bed similar to that at High Point. When the Department of School History relocated from Founders Hall to Kinderhaus in April of 2007, the photograph on the left was used to create a new canna bed in close proximity to the original bed as seen on the right.

(Inscription under the photo in the upper left)
Hershey Industrial School boys hiding in the Canna bed.

(Inscription on the photo in the

Kinderhaus Canna Bed image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
2. Kinderhaus Canna Bed
lower left)
First students at Kinderhaus: June 1, 1912.

(Inscription under the photo in the upper right)
Fanny Hershey’s 80th birthday, breakfast at the Mansion: September 4, 1915.

(Inscription under the photo in the lower right)
Girls from Student Home Brookside: June 1, 2012.
 
Erected by Department of School History-Spartans.
 
Location. 40° 16.486′ N, 76° 37.581′ W. Marker is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Governor Road (U.S. 322) and Meadow Lane on East Governor Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hershey PA 17033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milton Hershey School (a few steps from this marker); Kinderhaus “Climbing Tree” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milton S. Hershey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wildlife Habitat Enhancement (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pennsylvania State Police (approx. 1.1 miles away); Derry Churchyard (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hershey.
 
Categories. EducationHorticulture & Forestry

 
Milton Hershey School Founded 1909 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
3. Milton Hershey School Founded 1909
Heritage Center at Kinderhaus
Milton Hershey School Founded 1909 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
4. Milton Hershey School Founded 1909
Heritage Center at Kinderhaus
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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