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Platte County
Historical & Genealogical Society
Established 1945

P.O. Box 103
Platte City, MO 64079-0103
Map to Ben Ferrel Museum and PCHS

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Current News and Events


IT'S CHRISTMAS SEASON AT THE MUSEUM

EXCELLENT AND VERY INTERESTING SPEAKER ADDRESSES FALL DINNER


Ken Klamm (left, fall dinner host) shakes hands with Phil S. Dixon (right), who was the speaker at the 2017 Fall Dinner Meeting held Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at the Platte County Resource Center. Mr. Dixon, a nationally recognized expert and speaker on the subject of African Americans in sports, spoke on "Dangerfield Talbert of Platte County and the Negro Baseball Leagues". Mr. Dixon is also a co-founder of the Negro Baseball Leagues Museum in Kansas City.

ALLEN YORK RECEIVES 2017 BETTY SOPER AWARD


Alan W. York, PCHS Treasurer, of Weatherby Lake is the 2017 recipient of the Betty Soper Historical Award. The honor was presented at the annual fall dinner meeting of the Platte County Historical Society (PCHS) on Sunday, Oct. 22. The award is presented annually by PCHS to a Platte Countian who demonstrates outstanding service, dedication and commitment in preserving the history, architecture and genealogy of Platte County, Mo. Alan has served as the Treasurer for PCHS since 2014, and has distinguished himself in that role, according to Ken Klamm, PCHS Vice President, who was host of the fall dinner meeting. Prior to serving as treasurer, Alan was PCHS vice president for three years. Alan grew up in Platte City and has always lived in Platte County, graduating from Platte City High School in 1978 as the class valedictorian. Alan graduated from UMKC with a Master's Degree in Finance& Business. Alan is married to Paula in 1991. He mowed yards for many citizens in Platte City while he was growing up. Alan has lived in Weatherby Lake for the past 20 years, also serving as mayor for two terms. Alan was active in The Boy Scouts of America and achieved Eagle Scout status in high school.




THE STORY OF THE BEN FERREL PLATTE COUNTY MUSEUM, An 1882 Mini Mansion

DVD Now on Sale !!!



This DVD is available for only $10.00, and shows a tour of both the inside & outside of our wonderful museum. The DVD includes three videos for a total running time over 50 minutes: an "Introduction and Architectural Overview" narrated by Martha Brenner Noland; a "Walking Tour" led by Betty Soper (our main feature), and bonus track--"Aerial Views of the Museum." This DVD in a full, printed enclosure is made available on the 40th anniversary since the old Frederick Krause mansion, built in 1882, was jointly purchased by the Platte County Historical Society and the DAR in 1977, using funds bequeathed by the late Ben Ferrel. The Museum, named after its benefactor, was restored to its original ambiance and opened as the Ben Ferrel Museum in 1985. Order for yourself or as a gift!

To order, send a check for $10, made out to the Platte County Historical Society, to PCHS, Museum Video Tour, P.O. Box 103, Platte City, MO 64079.



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