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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


PCHS FALL DINNER !!! October 22nd


Sign up now for the PCHS Fall Dinner on October 22nd at 12:30 PM. Details in the Flyer below.


SPECIAL EVENT !!!


Gale Stockwell's most famous painting is of Parkville's Main Street. He completed it in the 1930s for the WPA (Works Project Administration) and it was displayed for a time in the White House. Stockwell painted for many decades after this and became known for his watercolors of town and landscapes. Many depict scenes from Platte County where he lived for many years. About his work, Stockwell once said, “There is beauty everywhere, and we all respond to it. I try to paint this beauty.”


Come see this beauty first hand while discovering how Gale Stockwell preserved the past and more in his art!


CHECK THE BOOKSTORE PAGE !!


Please see the Bookstore page for information about a new book about Gale Stockwell. It is available through PCHS.


SPECIAL EVENT !!!

WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASS


Learn and have fun with others at a "Watercolor Painting Class" led by Cathy Kline as the finale event for the museum's Stockwell exhibit !


Mark your calendars for Saturday afternoon, October 14th at 2:30 PM at the First Baptist Church in Platte City.


*** $5.00 or a donation (at the door) appreciated for supplies. All Skill Levels Welcome!!!
Call ahead to reserve your place (s) 816-304-1627





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.



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