Keeping History Alive for Platte County's Future Generations
The Ben Ferrel Museum and Library are now open by appointment. Please call (816) 431-5121 to schedule or for more information. PLEASE NOTE: Due to safety concerns over Covid 19, we will require guests to wear face masks inside the museum.
During this difficult time, have you been researching your family history in Platte County? The PCHS Archives staff is ready to help you to find answers to questions about your family history. Contact the Archives staff at: PlatteQ2@gmail.com
The Ben Ferrel Historical Museum is the home of the Platte County Historical Society. The Museum is open for visitors beginning April 19, 2019 through October 11, 2019 and is located at 220 Ferrel Street, Platte City, Missouri.
Once again the museum will be participating in the Blue Star program, providing free entry to all active military personnel and their families.
Our research staff of archivists can help you find members of your family that may have lived in Platte County.
See the Family Research Page for more information and how to submit a query. Donations are appreciated.
Our PCHS Bookstore has a large number of books and publications about the history of Platte County Missouri and its people. Check out the Bookstore Page!
As a member of PCHS, you are showing your support for our Society and for the preservation of Platte County history. Please consider joining us. Click below for a membership application.
PCHS prepares a Newsletter 3 times per year that is mailed to each member. The newsletter contains numerous articles about the history of Platte County and its citizens. Each newsletter also has contributed articles written about families and locations in Platte County.
CHECK OUT! this history page for a brief history of Platte County and a few of our famous people.
Our amazing team of volunteers includes archivists, bookstore staff, researchers, and many, many volunteers.
Check out our history page to learn more about our history.
Preserve the history of Platte County Missouri for current and future generations.