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Platte County
Historical & Genealogical Society
Established 1945

P.O. Box 103
Platte City, MO 64079-0103
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT PCHS

Christmas Open House at the Museum Wednesday, November 23rd 5:30 to 8:00 PM

IT'S CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM !!!

The Platte County Historical Society Christmas Tour 2016 has the theme Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The rooms of the museum, as shown here, are decorated throughout with Santa's. The tour starts Wednesday Nov. 23 with an open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Museum, 220 Ferrel St in Platte City. Activities continue on Dec. 8-10 from noon to 4 p.m. Come see the beautiful Museum adorned with Christmas decorations!

WILLIAM E. "BILL" FOSTER RECEIVES 2016 BETTY SOPER HISTORICAL AWARD



William E. "Bill" Foster of Camden Point was presented the 2016 Betty Soper Historical Award at the fall dinner meeting of the Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society held on Sunday, October 23. The award is presented annually to a member who shows dedication, service and commitment in preserving the history, architecture and genealogy of Platte County, Missouri. An ardent volunteer, Bill has given many years of service to the Platte County Archives, operated by the Platte County Historical Society. The Archives is located in the Platte City Civic Center. Bill has volunteered hundreds of hours to preserve Platte County historical court records, photos, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia. His computer abilities have allowed him to set up programs, making it easy to research records. He researches and answers most genealogical queries that come in. Currently he is digitizing all the newspaper obituaries in PCHS files. He is a volunteer photographer for the "Find a Grave" website, having taken over 13,000 photos of gravesites in Platte County. Bill is currently supervising the reorganizing of the Archives filing system as well as scanning of World War II scrapbooks, and transferring newly-discovered PCHS videos to the Archives network. Among many other duties and accomplishments, Bill organized and oversaw the indexing of 39,000 surnames listed on Platte County abstracts. "Bill is never too busy to assist other volunteers or visitors to the Archives," said Betty Soper, a director with the Platte County Historical Society."


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