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Ben Ferrel Museum Special Events
MUSEUM CELEBRATES RAGGEDY ANN’S 99TH BIRTHDAY
Special Story Time Each Thursday in July and August
The Ben Ferrel Platte County museum is celebrating Raggedy Ann’s 99th birthday with over 135 Ann and Andy dolls on display courtesy of Ann and Andy Jones. Ann Jones said, “When your names are Ann and Andy you just can’t help from collecting them.”
Displayed throughout the 1882 home museum visitors will find Raggedy Ann in all sizes and modes of dress from a baby to a Red Hat Lady and Andy will even be in the kitchen as a chef. Mrs. Jones will have a “Children’s Raggedy Ann and Andy Story Time” every Thursday in July and August, at the museum, located at 220 Ferrel Street in Platte City, at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. for children ages 3-10. Children must be registered as groups and are limited to ten children in each session.
Call 816-805-1112 for reservations. Regular museum tours times are Thursday and Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., or groups by appointment. Tour fees: Adults $5, children $1, members of the Platte County Historical Society free. For more information contact the Museum at 1-816-431-5121 or Betty Soper at 816-805-1112.
Article about Anne and Andy Jones and how their love inspired the doll collection.
Some of the many Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls on display this summer at the Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum.
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New officers and directors for the Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society were installed at the Spring Dinner Meeting on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Left to Right are: John Pottie, Lynn Cassity, Jim Kunce, Julie Wallis, Sue Hurd, Laverne Taulbee, Ann Jones, Betty Soper, Ken Klamm, Martha Noland, Alan York, and Phil Schroeder. For a full list of officers and directors, see the About Us page.
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