Northland Genealogy Society
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NOVEMBER 27, 5:30 p.m., PLATTE CITY CHRISTMAS LIGHTING, BEN FERREL MUSEUM OPEN,
Theme "Santa Through the Years" Children can visit with the Christmas Princess.
DECEMBER 5,6, & 7, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: BEN FERREL MUSEUM OPEN 12 - 4 P.M. Christmas tours, Admission is by donation. Each $5 donation gets you one ticket. Tickets will be placed in the drawing box for our raffle drawing. Prizes are Arrangements by Shackelford, choice of Platte County Millennium book or Paxton's Annals, and a lovely framed Museum print.
Docents are needed for the tours.
Contact Betty Soper at 816-805-1112 for further information.
Current News and Events
LYNN CASSITY RECEIVES AWARD
Lynn Cassity of Dearborn (center) received the 2013 Betty Soper Platte County Historical Society award at the PCHS fall dinner meeting. On the left is Phil Schroeder, PCHS President, and on the right is Betty Soper, Executive Secretary.
The award is presented annually to a person who shows dedication, service and commitment to preserving the history, architecture, and genealogy of Platte County.
ROBERT ECKERT - VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Robert Eckert (left) holds the Volunteer of the Year award he received at the 2013 Fall Dinner meeting. At right is Phil Schroeder, PCHS President.
Robert is retiring after nine years at PCHS treasurer.
BETTY SOPER RECEIVES STATE AWARD
Congratulations to our own Betty Soper, front, who is holding the Directors' Award presented to her on Saturday August 3 at the Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA) convention in Columbia. Accompanying Betty to the convention were fellow Platte historical society members (back row, left to right): Diane Pepper, Sue Hurd, Martha Noland, Phil Schroeder, Sharon Aring, Ken Klamm, and Rosie Wade.
The Directors' Award is a high honor presented by MoSGA to one person in the State of Missouri each year in recognition of their efforts at preserving family history and genealogy. Betty has had many roles through the years as a long time member of the Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society. These roles include: president, vice president, and director, and Bulletin editor for 17 years. She is currently executive secretary, a position she has held continuously for about three decades. Betty was instrumental in the society's acquisition and refurbishing of the Victorian era house at 220 Ferrel Street near downtown Platte City, that currently houses the Ben Ferrel 1882 Platte County Museum and Historical Library.
CEMETERY BOOK FOR SALE
Newly reduced to $10 - Platte County, Mo., Tombstone Inscriptions as Found in Cemeteries Located in Township 53 North, Range 36 West and Weston Cemetery (1866-1902) by Genrose Welsh. 191 pages. Sale price $10 (was $18) plus $4 postage & handling. Send check made out to PCHS to: Robert Eckert, PCHS Book Sales Chairman, P.O. Box 103, Platte City, MO 64079.
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