In commemoration of the rich 100-years of history and contribution of Italian-Americans in Hershey, Pennsylvania, The Derry Township - Hershey Historical Society, The Italian Lodge, and the producers at Accorsi Studios are collaborating on a film project to celebrate this historic milestone.    


Film, Photograph Submission

We are currently in pre-production (scripting, writing, and researching) for the film.  We are looking for artifacts, vintage film, key photographs to include in the film.  If you have artifacts, film, and/or photographs of Italian-Americans in Hershey that you think would be important and relevant to the film project, please review the Submission Guidelines and complete the Materials Release Form.  Email your content to  


About the Filmmaker

Filmmaker Michael Accorsi produces cinematic films as owner of Accorsi Studios.  Michael's great grandparents: Joseph Nardi and Gusipena Nardi (Fastelli) and Robert Accorsi and Marie Accorsi (Pini)

emigrated to the United States in 1914 and settled in Hershey along with many Italians to build a new life. 

Financial Support

To help finance the costs of producing and distributing this film we will be initiating several campaigns throughout the year.  If you would like to inquire about being included as a sponsor or potential producer for the film, please email us for information.  



Hershey Derry Township Historical Society

The Italian Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania