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Platte County
Historical & Genealogical Society
Established 1945

P.O. Box 103
Platte City, MO 64079-0103
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FALL DINNER MEETING PLANNED WITH SPECIAL PROGRAM

The annual Fall Dinner Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 23 at the Platte County Resource Center, 11724 NW Plaza Circle # 200, Kansas City, MO. The dinner starts at 12:30 with lunch at 1:00 followed by a short business meeting. The 2016 Betty Soper Historical Award will be presented. The featured speaker will be Gary Fuenfhausen, President of Missouri's Little Dixie Heritage Foundation. He will speak on "Little Cabins: Slave Dwelling Architecture in Missouri's Little Dixie." Watch for your dinner invitations to arrive in September.



ANCIENT INDIAN ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY

Southern Platte County was home to the Hopewell Indians hundreds of years ago. SHOWN BELOW - One of two glass display cases containing ancient Indian artifacts uncovered by Gary Brenner and his archeological team in an area east of Parkville from about 1979-1991. These items are on display at the Ben Ferrel Platte County home museum in Platte City. The museum is open 1-4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, through mid-October. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free. PCHS members can get in for free.



BEN FERREL 1882 HOME - PLATTE COUNTY MUSEUM OPENS FOR 2016 SEASON

THE BEN FERREL 1882 HOME PLATTE COUNTY MUSEUM, located at 220 Ferrel Street in Platte City, will open for the regular 2016 season on Thursday, April 14. The historical library, located in the basement of the museum, will also open at that time. 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 the middle of October. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children age 12 and under. Admission is free to members of the Society. For further information, contact Becky Bauer, Executive Secretary, at (816) 431-3301.

OFFICERS ELECTED AT ANNUAL SPRING DINNER MEETING ON APRIL 24TH



Circuit Judge James Van Amburg, far left, swears in new PCHS officers and directors at the annual spring dinner meeting held Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Platte County Resource Center. From left, they include: Joe Vanover, Anne Jones, Ken Klamm, Phil Schroeder, Betty Soper, Julie Wallis, and Craig Kirkpatrick. For a full list of officers and directors, see the "About Us" page on this website.




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