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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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Current News and Events


SPECIAL EVENT !!!


Please join us on Sunday afternoon, July 16, at two o'clock P.M. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church (214 Ferrel St.) next to the museum as we celebrate the current exhibit 'Weddings of Yesteryear.' Enjoy a Victorian Wedding Reception (with old-fashioned refreshments) and a presentation by Caroline Miller who not only shares the story of Wedding Gowns through the Ages but shows us with examples! Caroline Miller has been described as "funny, entertaining and passionate." This event is free and open to the public (donations kindly accepted ). RSVP appreciated (text or call Sue 816-769- 9669 or Lisa 816-304-1627)

NEW Exhibit to Open in June at the Ben Ferrel 1882 Platte County Museum .

Weddings of Yesteryear -

Our history is a shared story, and we would like your help!! Do you have any wedding gowns from Platte County brides or Platte County weddings, that occurred over 50 years ago, or shawls of the same, over 75-100 years old that we might consider for display? Contact Lisa Wittmeyer 816-304-1627

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT !! The Weddings of Yesteryear exhibit will be offering special Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the following Saturdays: June 17, July 1 and July 15.

In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI, part of this display will feature several artifacts and photos from one local soldier and his return home to marriage after the Great War.


BEN FERREL HOME MUSEUM NOW OPEN FOR 2017 SEASON

The Ben Ferrel 1882 Home Platte County Museum, located at 220 Ferrel Street in Platte City, opened for the regular 2017 season on Thursday, April 20. The historical library, located in the basement of the museum, is also open. The Museum and Library, operated by the Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society, are open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m., on Thursdays and Fridays through mid-October. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children ages 5-12 . Admission is free to members of the Society. For further information, contact Becky Bauer, Executive Secretary, at (816) 431-3301.



THE STORY OF THE BEN FERREL PLATTE COUNTY MUSEUM, An 1882 Mini Mansion

DVD Now on Sale !!!



This DVD is available for only $10.00, and shows a tour of both the inside & outside of our wonderful museum. The DVD includes three videos for a total running time over 50 minutes: an "Introduction and Architectural Overview" narrated by Martha Brenner Noland; a "Walking Tour" led by Betty Soper (our main feature), and bonus track--"Aerial Views of the Museum." This DVD in a full, printed enclosure is made available on the 40th anniversary since the old Frederick Krause mansion, built in 1882, was jointly purchased by the Platte County Historical Society and the DAR in 1977, using funds bequeathed by the late Ben Ferrel. The Museum, named after its benefactor, was restored to its original ambiance and opened as the Ben Ferrel Museum in 1985. Order for yourself or as a gift!

To order, send a check for $10, made out to the Platte County Historical Society, to PCHS, Museum Video Tour, P.O. Box 103, Platte City, MO 64079.

BETTY SOPER RECEIVES A SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND AWARD FROM HISTORICAL SOCIETY



Betty Soper, left, retiring curator at the Ben Ferrel 1882 Platte County Museum in Platte City, receives a plaque Sunday from Anne Jones, president of the Platte County Historical Society, in recognition of Betty's 40 years of service to the Museum. The award was given at the annual Spring Dinner Meeting of the Society. Betty was President in 1977 when the Society and the DAR jointly acquired the old Frederick Krause mansion at 220 Ferrel Street, built in 1882, which had fallen into disrepair. Betty was restoration chairman as the house was restored to its original ambiance and opened as the museum in 1985. Betty has served as Museum curator for a number of years. The new curator appointed is Lisa Wittmeyer of Kansas City North..

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