Keeping History Alive for Platte County's Future Generations


Keeping History Alive for Platte County's Future Generations

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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. 

Admission $5.00

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Our hard working archivists !!!    Sue Jackson, Beverly Taulbee, Bill Foster, and Craig Kirpatrick

Our research staff of archivists can help you find members of your family that may have lived in Platte County.   

See the Query Page for more information and how to submit a query.    Donations are appreciated.

Submit a Query



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!

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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.

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.

2000 -2019 Bulletin Articles / Submit an Article

History and Old Photographs


CHECK OUT!  this history page for a brief history of Platte County and a few of our famous people. 

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About Us

Our Team

Our amazing team of volunteers includes archivists, bookstore staff, researchers, and many, many volunteers.  

Our History

Check out our history page to learn more about our history.

Our Goals

Preserve the history of Platte County Missouri for current and future generations.