Platte County Historical Society

Platte County Historical Society The Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the act of preserving the history, architecture and genealogy of Platte County, MO.

Opened Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. CLOSED: October 16 - April 14 (Opened by appointment only)

Operating as usual

This event kicks off Bicentennial events in Platte County this week including the Bicentennial Quilt at the PCHS Ben Fer...
10/17/2021

This event kicks off Bicentennial events in Platte County this week including the Bicentennial Quilt at the PCHS Ben Ferrel Museum on the 20-21st.

The Platte City Community Band under the direction of Director Jim Edwards will celebrate Missouri's Bicentennial Sunday October 17 at Wilson Auditorium, PCR3 Auditorium. Joining the Band will be Missouri's Poet Laureate Maryfrances Wagner. Enjoy the display from the Platte County Historical Society in the lobby before and after the concert. This event is free and open to the public.

This event kicks off Bicentennial events in Platte County this week including the Bicentennial Quilt at the PCHS Ben Ferrel Museum on the 20-21st.

The Platte City Community Band under the direction of Director Jim Edwards will celebrate Missouri's Bicentennial Sunday October 17 at Wilson Auditorium, PCR3 Auditorium. Joining the Band will be Missouri's Poet Laureate Maryfrances Wagner. Enjoy the display from the Platte County Historical Society in the lobby before and after the concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Dates and times to view the Bicentennial Quilt at the Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum. Hope to see you there!
10/05/2021

Dates and times to view the Bicentennial Quilt at the Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum. Hope to see you there!

Dates and times to view the Bicentennial Quilt at the Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum. Hope to see you there!

A few closeups of the mini quilts and updates . The Shaw's Garden "mini quilt" honors Henry Shaw, founder of Missouri Bo...
10/05/2021

A few closeups of the mini quilts and updates . The Shaw's Garden "mini quilt" honors Henry Shaw, founder of Missouri Botanical Gardens, one of 58 on display.

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt comes to the Ben Ferrel Platte Co Museum.  Each quilt block tells a story - Platte County's ...
10/05/2021

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt comes to the Ben Ferrel Platte Co Museum. Each quilt block tells a story - Platte County's block was created by Sharon Alice Sumner of Kansas City north. It shows a log cabin built in the 1830s in Platte County and restored at Hodge Park. Find out more at the museum and see the stories of all Missouri's counties in fabric art.

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt comes to the Ben Ferrel Platte Co Museum. Each quilt block tells a story - Platte County's block was created by Sharon Alice Sumner of Kansas City north. It shows a log cabin built in the 1830s in Platte County and restored at Hodge Park. Find out more at the museum and see the stories of all Missouri's counties in fabric art.

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt - Comes to Platte County!  More to come on the story of Platte County's quilt block. More ab...
10/05/2021
Missouri’s Bicentennial Quilt Stitches Together a State With Many Splits

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt - Comes to Platte County! More to come on the story of Platte County's quilt block. More about the quilt here: https://www.flatlandkc.org/arts-culture/missouris-bicentennial-quilt-stitches-together-a-state-with-many-splits-missouri-star-quilt-co-hamilton/

The Missouri bicentennial quilt, created in conjunction with Missouri Star Quilt Co. in Hamilton, Mo., seeks to bring together a divided state.

The Bicentennial Quilt is coming to Platte County on Oct. 20-21. Hours will be posted soon. Plan a visit!
09/21/2021

The Bicentennial Quilt is coming to Platte County on Oct. 20-21. Hours will be posted soon. Plan a visit!

The Bicentennial Quilt is coming to Platte County on Oct. 20-21. Hours will be posted soon. Plan a visit!

Historic sites in Platte City are being painted for Missouri’s Bicentennial and the museum is included! See the web site...
09/21/2021

Historic sites in Platte City are being painted for Missouri’s Bicentennial and the museum is included! See the web site for more info.

Historic sites in Platte City are being painted for Missouri’s Bicentennial and the museum is included! See the web site for more info.

Mini-quilt and Heritage quilt on display now at the PCHS museum.
09/18/2021

Mini-quilt and Heritage quilt on display now at the PCHS museum.

PCHS celebrates Constitution Week via the Daughters of the American Revolution, Platte Purchase Chapter.  Sign placed in...
09/16/2021

PCHS celebrates Constitution Week via the Daughters of the American Revolution, Platte Purchase Chapter. Sign placed in the museum yard by Judy Listrom, DAR and PCHS member.

PCHS celebrates Constitution Week via the Daughters of the American Revolution, Platte Purchase Chapter. Sign placed in the museum yard by Judy Listrom, DAR and PCHS member.

Over fifty mini-quilts made by local quilters on display. Discover Missourians who made history and still inspire us tod...
09/04/2021
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Over fifty mini-quilts made by local quilters on display. Discover Missourians who made history and still inspire us today!

RootsWeb - the Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more.

PCHS celebrates Missouri’s Bicentennial!
08/13/2021

PCHS celebrates Missouri’s Bicentennial!

08/13/2021

Thanks Platte County for the great turnout at the ice cream social. We continue to celebrate Missouri's bicentennial this season....check back for updates!

Thank you to the Lu Durham family for their recent donations to the museum. Pictured here are three generations of Lu’s ...
07/27/2021

Thank you to the Lu Durham family for their recent donations to the museum. Pictured here are three generations of Lu’s ancestors in three different artistic mediums. Lu’s photo provided by great grand nieces.

Starts today! Porch Parade and Decoration Contest!!!  Celebrating Missouri’s Bicentennial through October 24th
07/24/2021

Starts today! Porch Parade and Decoration Contest!!! Celebrating Missouri’s Bicentennial through October 24th

Celebrate Statehood Day, August 10th! Free cake and ice cream!
07/19/2021

Celebrate Statehood Day, August 10th! Free cake and ice cream!

Celebrate Statehood Day, August 10th! Free cake and ice cream!

Sue Hurd Amburg and volunteers decorated the museum porch red, white and blue. Betty Soper and family visited the museum...
07/12/2021

Sue Hurd Amburg and volunteers decorated the museum porch red, white and blue. Betty Soper and family visited the museum last week. Bob Breen holding a platter from a recent donation of a set of Haviland China from around 1900 Platte County.

We’re Opening! June 24th! And celebrating Missouri’s Bicentennial.
06/14/2021

We’re Opening! June 24th! And celebrating Missouri’s Bicentennial.

We’re Opening! June 24th! And celebrating Missouri’s Bicentennial.

Making plans to re-open while still following Health Dept. guidelines. Celebrate Missouri Statehood Day with us!
06/05/2021

Making plans to re-open while still following Health Dept. guidelines. Celebrate Missouri Statehood Day with us!

Making plans to re-open while still following Health Dept. guidelines. Celebrate Missouri Statehood Day with us!

Our 101-year-old member’s Celebration of life was today at 5pm at the Dearborn Baptist Church. Lu Durham’s family and fr...
06/02/2021

Our 101-year-old member’s Celebration of life was today at 5pm at the Dearborn Baptist Church. Lu Durham’s family and friends filled the church to honor her with scripture, memories, music and speakers. A wonderful celebration for a special lady.

June 17th PCHS Zoom event! See poster below for details on Steamboat Disasters.
05/18/2021

June 17th PCHS Zoom event! See poster below for details on Steamboat Disasters.

June 17th PCHS Zoom event! See poster below for details on Steamboat Disasters.

04/23/2021

Copied from Platte County Back in the Day page in hopes of finding someone on this page who can help with info. Thanks!

Looking for some information and/or clarification about an area known as Slash Valley. I know where it is based on older maps and those maps place that area a little south and a little east of Edgerton Junction. I know there is a farm on Z Hwy named Slash Valley Farm and I have seen comment that Thomas Means once owned all of Slash Valley but that is all quite a bit north of the area marked on maps as Slash Valley....so, my question is, what all is included in what is known as Slash Valley? Older maps do not make it appear to be a large area but a more specific area crossing the Platte River. Any history on the origin of the name Slash Valley?

PCHS long time member, Lu Durham, will celebrate her 101st birthday this month. Her address is below in the comments for...
01/05/2021

PCHS long time member, Lu Durham, will celebrate her 101st birthday this month. Her address is below in the comments for those wishing to send cards.

PCHS long time member, Lu Durham, will celebrate her 101st birthday this month. Her address is below in the comments for those wishing to send cards.

Does anyone know if this is the Centenary Methodist Church in the covered bridge area?
10/15/2020

Does anyone know if this is the Centenary Methodist Church in the covered bridge area?

Today! Stop by Weston Red Barn Farm or Alldredge Orchard to pick up a scavenger hunt or download from the website. We ar...
09/26/2020

Today! Stop by Weston Red Barn Farm or Alldredge Orchard to pick up a scavenger hunt or download from the website. We are open on Saturdays with an I-Spy activity for kids in the museum yard 11:30-2:00 pm

Something new from PCHS-Selfie Scavenger Hunt through History!
09/08/2020

Something new from PCHS-Selfie Scavenger Hunt through History!

‘Artful Pictures of Platte County’s Past’ are on display at Platte City’s City Hall through the month of August. Platte ...
08/12/2020

‘Artful Pictures of Platte County’s Past’ are on display at Platte City’s City Hall through the month of August. Platte City’s Friends of the Arts sponsors the displays with more photos available for viewing on their page.

The museum is now open by appointment. Call 431-5121 to schedule your visit. Thank you for supporting the museum!
06/27/2020

The museum is now open by appointment. Call 431-5121 to schedule your visit. Thank you for supporting the museum!

06/27/2020

Due to continuing concerns of Covid-19, PCHS will postpone the celebration of our 75th year until 2021.

From the Dearborn Democrat, August 8, 1968. Preparing to publish Vol. II, Cemetery Records.
06/08/2020

From the Dearborn Democrat, August 8, 1968. Preparing to publish Vol. II, Cemetery Records.

Great job on this latest issue, Ken Klamm. The cover is striking!
05/19/2020

Great job on this latest issue, Ken Klamm. The cover is striking!

The museum isn’t open yet. However, we’re planning to celebrate our milestone anniversary at our October dinner meeting....
05/14/2020

The museum isn’t open yet. However, we’re planning to celebrate our milestone anniversary at our October dinner meeting. Join us as we celebrate saving Platte County’s history for 75 years!

04/04/2020

Due to the virus and the Governor’s shelter in place order, the museum will not open in mid-April. All programs planned are postponed. Stay safe and we anticipate seeing everyone when we can!

Good Evening,We have decided to CANCEL our Spring luncheon scheduled for Sunday, April 26.  Since we are in unprecedente...
03/16/2020
established 1945

Good Evening,

We have decided to CANCEL our Spring luncheon scheduled for Sunday, April 26. Since we are in unprecedented times, we feel everyone will be safer if we cancel.

Please mark your calendar for our 75th anniversary scheduled for Sunday, October 25 at Shiloh Springs. We are planning a wonderful event and hope to see everyone then.

Thank you for your continued support. Please visit out website for further announcements:

PCHS1882.org

Keeping History Alive for Platte County's Future Generations

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220 Ferrel St
Platte City, MO
64079

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Thursday 1pm - 4pm
Friday 1pm - 4pm

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(816) 431-5121

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Opened Thursday and Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment by calling (816) 431-5121. CLOSED: October 16 - April 14 (Opened by appointment only)

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My Great-GreatGrandfather was Isaac Tipton "Tip" Green from 1850-1863 when he murder by the Raiders. His wife was Mahala (Hillie/Hily) Carter Green Stokes . She married Collin Stokes After her first husband was murder. Isaac was Nephew of Elisha Green Janet Ariciu
If you are available on September 14, come to the foxhunting historical presentation and beforehand meet Blueskin outside the First Christian Church. I named her after the favorite mount of a reasonably famous American who also lived and loved foxhunting. Blue, will be tacked up in the traditional foxhunting manner (you know, sissy English saddle, etc.). Here she is several years ago standing near what we call the Tree of Patience...for with some virtues one is born...while others must be learned. See you there!! Rob
Saturday June 1st 10:00am to 3:00pm is a FREE Family Event. The Shoal Creek re-enactors will bring the village to life with skits throughout the day. The year will be 1866 with the James Gang roaming around the town and looking for trouble. ShoalCreekLivingHistoryMuseum.com
I'm looking for any historical information on The Village Of Iatan in Iatan Missouri. can anyone be of help????
Does anyone have any information about the old Swamp College school on P? It still stands, but no one seems to know where to find any history.
My ancestral relative attended Scott Academy in Platte County back in the 1850s. Does anyone know anything about this school?
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Pictures from the Bingo Fundraiser on August 4th.
Visit the museum; enjoy the concert! Saturday evening, July 14th, Platte City
Thank you for today's program and promoting history -- "Rosie" Eleanor Bennett is a gem, and my friends and I enjoyed our visit to the Ben Ferrel House.
Hi, I'm not sure if anyone can answer my question but I'm at my wits end on this. My husbands g g grandfather was Samuel Munsell, he was born in Platte county in 1836, I can find no records of his mom and dad, the family story is that they both died in a flood in Platte county in June of 1844, Samuel and his brother William went to live with the Jonathon Mitchell family. just checking if anyone knows anything about this family?
Ben Ferrel Platte Co Museum is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museum program through Labor Day, 2018!