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PCHS Spring Dinner - April 27th
Spring Dinner Reservation Form
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Platte County 175th Anniversary Events
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Historic Homes Tour on June 7, 2014
Ben Ferrel Museum Special Events
Special Exhibits at Museum
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Quilts on Display
An heirloom quilt (1880’s) called “Blazing Star” belonging to Martha Brenner Noland inherited from her early Platte County Millsap family will be on exhibit with other heritage quilts at the Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum, 220 Ferrel Street, Platte City, Missouri from April 17 through June 28, 2014.
This special quilt has traveled to many Missouri quilt shows and to Paducah, Kentucky “Quilt Show City” winning First Place Blue Ribbons and Best of Show Awards.
“Blazing Star” quilt is pictured in a published book “Missouri Heritage Quilts” by Bettina Havig, American Quilter’s Society, Paducah, Kentucky.
Come see this exceptional showing in commemoration of Platte County’s 175th Anniversary.
For more information visit the Platte County Historical Society Website
Or call Martha Noland at 816-741-1193
Platte County 175th Anniversary Book
Matthew Silber and Phil Schroeder, PCHS President, with the first copy of Platte County History Illustrated, a new book authored by Matthew. It is loaded with great original images !!! Order a copy !!
Current News and Events
The last few months have been quite eventful for PCHS. Top row, at the Fall Dinner on Oct. 27, far left: Lynn Cassity received the 2013 Betty Soper Award, and Robert Eckert received a plaque as Volunteer of the Year from President Schroeder (bottom left); bottom center, TWA Museum Chapter members were recognized as their group became independent of PCHS; top row, second from left, the 175th anniversary kick-off at the Platte County courthouse on Dec. 31. The two photos, top right, are from the 2013 Christmas Tour. Bottom row, far right – l to r: Phil Schroeder, Robert Eckert, Laverne Taulbee, Bill Foster, and John Jackson were on hand to accept the awarding of two grants to PCHS by the Platte County Commission on Jan. 21. In one grant, PCHS received $10,770 for the digital conversion of our 339 rolls of microfilm to PDF format by America Micro. The other grant is the 2014 Ben Ferrel Museum Building Maintenance Repair for $20,490. This is to repair upstairs water damage (from past roof leaks now fixed), painting, wallpaper and water damage in the cellar, library and basement backdoor entrance. Also included is repair of the brick sidewalk at the front, side and back of museum, and the replacement of the 22 wooden scrolls for roof windows.
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