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FREE admission to Hershey Story Museum March 29 to showcase new enhancements.

Byline: Central Penn Parent

The Hershey Story Museum has enhanced its museum experience with new, interactive technology to help visitors discover more about America's prolific chocolate maker. In an effort to showcase the new additions, the museum will offer free admission on Friday, March 29, 2019.

Using digital technology, animation, sound and radio frequency identification (RFID), the museum enhancements are intended to provide a more immersive experience for guests to learn more about Milton Hershey. A wooden coin embedded with an RFID chip will be given to museum guests; they can personalize their experience at a registration kiosk. Visitors will then use the coin to activate a brief animated story at four new kiosks stationed in the main exhibits of the Museum Experience. Each 20-second story uses light humor to depict momentous decisions that changed the course of Milton Hershey's life, his company and the community named after him. There are 32 rotating stories in total, with different stories for children and adults.

"Museum visitors have asked to know more about Milton Hershey," said Amy Bischof, director, The Hershey Story. "What was he like? What was his wife like? These new enhancements help to answer those questions and give guests the opportunity to experience stories about Mr. Hershey captured in a fresh and clever way."

The new enhancements include the only existing recording of Milton Hershey's voice from an interview Mr. Hershey gave in 1936 for <em>It Can Be Done, </em>a radio show hosted by poet Edgar Guest. <em></em>

Opened in 2009, The Hershey Story Museum, located at 63 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey, is celebrating its 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary this year. The museum welcomes approximately 130,000 guests annually and is open daily, including Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, please visit HersheyStory.org.

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Publication:Central Penn Parent
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Date:Mar 13, 2019
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