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UPCOMING EVENTS AT PCHS
FEB. 26 A BUNCO FUNDRAISER! The theme is Leap into Bunco. The event, to raise funds for the Platte County Historical Society Ben Ferrel Museum, will be held 1 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Platte County Middle School Forum Room in Platte City. Snacks, pizza, door prizes and raffles! The charge is $20.00 per person. RSVP to Diane Pepper by Feb. 23, (816) 719-1044.
MARCH 4 THE QUARTERLY PCHS BOARD MEETING will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 4, at the First Christian Church in Platte City.
APRIL 13 THE BEN FERREL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY 2017 season opens Thursday, April 13.
APRIL 23 THE ANNUAL SPRING DINNER MEETING of the Platte County Historical Society will be held on Sunday, April 23. The hostess is Lynn Cassity. Betty Soper, who is resigning as Museum Curator after many years, will be honored. A special program is planned. More information will be provided on the invitations and reservation form to be mailed this spring.
WILLIAM E. "BILL" FOSTER RECEIVES 2016 BETTY SOPER HISTORICAL AWARD
William E. "Bill" Foster of Camden Point was presented the 2016 Betty Soper Historical Award at the fall dinner meeting of the Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society held on Sunday, October 23. The award is presented annually to a member who shows dedication, service and commitment in preserving the history, architecture and genealogy of Platte County, Missouri.
An ardent volunteer, Bill has given many years of service to the Platte County Archives, operated by the Platte County Historical Society. The Archives is located in the Platte City Civic Center. Bill has volunteered hundreds of hours to preserve Platte County historical court records, photos, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia. His computer abilities have allowed him to set up programs, making it easy to research records. He researches and answers most genealogical queries that come in. Currently he is digitizing all the newspaper obituaries in PCHS files. He is a volunteer photographer for the "Find a Grave" website, having taken over 13,000 photos of gravesites in Platte County.
Bill is currently supervising the reorganizing of the Archives filing system as well as scanning of World War II scrapbooks, and transferring newly-discovered PCHS videos to the Archives network. Among many other duties and accomplishments, Bill organized and oversaw the indexing of 39,000 surnames listed on Platte County abstracts. "Bill is never too busy to assist other volunteers or visitors to the Archives," said Betty Soper, a director with the Platte County Historical Society."
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