Three Complimentary Seminars

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – These seminars will be conducted in the Terrace Room at the Hotel Hershey®

One Man’s Vision: Milton S. Hershey (1-1:45 p.m.)

Explore Milton Hershey’s life from his early impoverished beginnings to his ultimate success with the Hershey Chocolate Elegance_ Milton HersheyCompany. His belief in sharing his wealth and using it to benefit others led him to build a modern chocolate factory and a model industrial town for his workers.   Developing the town and establishing a school for orphan children was Milton Hershey’s enduring passion. This presentation features many images from the Hershey Community Archives’ extensive photograph collection as well as excerpts from the Archives’ extensive collection of oral history interviews. This seminar is presented by Ms. Pamela Whitenack. Ms. Whitenack has been employed as an archivist for over 30 years. For the past 29 years, she has been employed by the Hershey Community Archives. In 1990, she became Archivist and Director of the Archives. In that capacity, she is responsible for managing active archives serving the corporate and local community in Hershey. Hershey Community Archives is the primary resource for the study and understanding of Milton S. Hershey, his vision, his legacy and the community. Ms. Whitenack is co-author of Images of America: Hershey, a pictorial history of the community, published in 2000 by Arcadia Publishing, and the author of Images of America: Hersheypark, 2006.


Leigh and Leslie Keno Presentation (2-2:45 p.m.)

Our co-Grand Marshalls of this year’s Elegance at Hershey are the Keno Brothers, Leigh and Leslie. They have graciously agreed to present a discussion titled “Hidden Treasures – our Lifetime Search of Masterpieces of American Furniture and Magnificent Motor Cars.” Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno are American antiquarians appearing on the popular PBS showAntiques Roadshow for the past eighteen years, the PBS show Find, MSN’s Collect This! with the Keno Brothers, and on Fox’s Buried Treasure. Leigh and Leslie were honored to accompany First Lady Laura Bush on a History Channel tour of the White House entitled The White House Behind Closed Doors. This public side of these brothers is what we all know best. It may not be too surprising then that these brothers also have a passion for automotive collecting and antique cars, but we bet you don’t know just how deep that pursuit runs! Leigh and Leslie were immersed in the world of classic cars starting from a very young age, as their father Ronald is an aficionado of American, British and Italian motor cars. Leigh and Leslie’s first purchase at age sixteen was a 1963 3.8 litre Jaguar XK-E Roadster, which they restored with their father and still own today. The Keno Brothers are passionate about raising publicawareness regarding preserving original components of a car whenever possible. They subscribe to the principle that “a car can only be original once.” They participate in many world class venues such as Palm Beach’s Cavallino Classic where they showed their 1955 Ferrari Europa 250GT, and Amelia Island’s and Pebble Beach’s Concours d’Elegances where they acted as judges. They are avid VSCCA racers campaigning their ’59 Lotus Eleven Series II and a ’59 Lola Mk I among others. Their 1980 Ferrari 512 BB/LM competes in the Historic Ferrari Challenge. Their Ferrari Europa was the class winner for preservation for a pre-1970 Ferrari Beach Cavallino. There will be plenty of photo ops and chances to snag Leigh’s and Leslie’s autographs as the brothers mingle with our guests throughout the weekend. The Kenos will also be exhibiting their beautiful 1969 Lamborghini Miura S at this year’s event.

The Artists’ Seminar (3-3:45 p.m.)

The Elegance at Hershey celebrates art whether it is the art of the automobile or the art of fashion. It is a long standing tradition that fine artists participate in Concours events. Artists celebrate the “art of the automobile” in both two and three dimensional art. Many automotive collections are enhanced with displays of paintings, sculptures and prints. The Elegance at Hershey will be showcasing three renowned automotive artists: Lory Lockwood, Dan Reed and David Snyder. J. Michael Hemsley will moderate a discussion regarding automotive art and its place in the world of automotive collecting. Lory, Dan and David will be on hand to answer questions and share what inspires them to be leaders in their field. Subject matter will include original art verses limited editions, hints on framing and how to display the art in different environments. Lory, Dan and David will have their art on display in a special tent on Sunday. You will have the opportunity to enjoy an extensive portfolio of each artist’s work. Please stop in and take a look – you will be impressed with the breadth of their talent. The artists look forward to sharing their art and talking with you.

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These complimentary seminars are open to anyone and completely free of charge. Each seminar is limited to 100 attendees, so you must reserve your spot by calling 717-566-7100 x101


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