Keyes to present history of Hershey Chocolate Co.

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Laura Keyes, who previously portrayed Laura Ingalls Wilder, will return to Guttenberg to present "The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company" on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building auditorium. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Laura Keyes of Dunlap, Ill., will present The History of the Hersey Chocolate Company on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Guttenberg Municipal Building auditorium. The program is sponsored by the Guttenberg Library Foundation. 

Milton S. Hershey

Today the name Hershey is synonymous with quality milk chocolate. But that wasn't always the case. Milton S. Hershey worked hard and failed often before his chocolate company was finally successful. And when he did become a household name and had earned a vast fortune, Milton, and his wife, Catherine, decided to give it all away. Because of their generosity, tens of thousands of orphans were saved, protected, and educated. 

Audience members attending this illustrated lecture will hear the "behind the scenes" story of this beloved American company. 

Laura Keyes

Laura Keyes has taken the stage in Guttenberg  twice, portraying Mary Todd Lincoln and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies, and has been presenting on historic topics for over ten years. She enjoys researching literary symbolism and is contracted to write a book on that subject. She is currently the Director of the Dunlap Public Library District.  

For additional information call 563-252-3108.

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