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Northland Genealogy Society

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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Lu Durham (at left in the photo) was honored on Saturday, August 8 with the Directors Award from the Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA) at their awards dinner in Columbia.
Lu was nominated by Ken Klamm last spring and the awards committee unanimously decided Lu should receive this year's award. This is the highest award offered by MoSGA. Lu Durham, at age 95, is one of the few surviving charter members of the Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society (PCHGS), organized in 1945. She has served PCHGS very capably in the past, in several capacities. This includes several three-year terms as a member of the PCHGS Board of Directors until retiring in 2009, and as a docent at the Societyís Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum in Platte City.
It is Luís remarkable ability to assemble and organize written historical and genealogical materials pertaining to Platte County that has perhaps benefited the Society the most. Lu established the Archives Room in the lower level of the Ben Ferrel Museum, and for many years Lu maintained the archives. This earned Lu the title of Museum Records Archivist.
She has made research in the Archives easy, efficient and productive for visitors who research Platte County history topics. Lu Durham is a native of Platte County, born in Edgerton. After retiring back to Dearborn she became interested in her Buchanan and Duncan family histories, both lines settling in Platte County in 1843-44. Her mother inherited several trunks of old family letters, and Lu became bitten by the genie bug when it fell to her to do something with the family history material.

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I



Don't Miss it !!

The Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society will remember World War I with a Special Exhibit at the Ben Ferrel Museum in observation of the 100th Anniversary since that war was fought. In this exhibit, artifacts, documents, pictures, and other items related to World War I are on display throughout the Museum.

The Museum is now open for the 2015 season through mid-October at 220 Ferrel Street in Platte City. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. The dates of the exhibit are May 1 to August 28, 2015. If you have World War I items that you would like to share in his exhibit, itís not too late. Please contact Betty Soper at 816-805-1112 for more information.


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New officer and directors were elected and installed at the Spring Dinner Meeting, held on April 26th. In this photo are (from left): John Jackson, Sharon Aring, Sue Hurd, Anne Jones, Becky Bauer, Betty Soper, Ken Klamm, and Lisa Wittmeyer.

PHIL SCHROEDER RECOGNIZED FOR HIS SERVICE

Phil Schroeder receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Executive Secretary, Betty Soper, for his service to the Platte County Historical Society.


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