Experience 150 years of the H.J. Heinz Company as part of the History Center’s new Heinz exhibition. Discover how the Heinz family business began with eight-year old Henry John Heinz selling produce from his mother’s garden in Sharpsburg and grew to a worldwide company with more than 5,700 products in 200 countries around the globe.
Heinz became well-known for how fairly he treated his employees. He treated his employees the way he wished to be treated, often providing them with conditions that were better than the employees enjoyed in their own homes. His mother’s favorite life rule was, “Always remember to place yourself in the other person’s shoes.”