Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum will feature the exhibit “Commemorative Quilts, Heirloom and New” to celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial from September through October 25, 2021. This exhibit will include several Red Cross quilts made for fundraisers in Platte County during WWI and a Missouri Heritage Quilt. The exhibit also features a display of mini quilts (20” x 20”) on loan from Northland Needler’s Guild. Made by members of this guild and Nitetime Needlers Guild, these mini quilts honor “Notable Men and Women of Missouri” in a “journey through the history of Missouri in Fabric.” Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum is owned and operated by Platte County Historical Society. The museum is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1-4 pm and for special events. Due to Covid 19, visitors should call ahead in case of unexpected closure (816) 431-5121.
Join us outside to paint historic downtown Platte City and beautiful Platte Ridge Park Sept. 24 & 25!
Platte County Plein Air Paint Out
Friday, Sept 24 ~ 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 25 ~ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Open to Artists of all ages and skill levels
- Registration Day of Event
- Friday painting historic downtown Platte City; Saturday painting at Platte Ridge Park
- Artists bring everything needed to paint: easel, canvas, paint, brushes, etc.
- Final works to be auctioned off to benefit Platte City Friends of the Arts and Platte County Historical Society
Join us at 3pm on October 17, 2021, at the Platte County R3 High School Wilson Performing Arts Center for Platte City Community Band Celebrates Missouri. The band will perform songs either written about Missouri or by someone from Missouri. This event is free and open to the public. The Platte City Friends of the Arts sponsors and supports the Platte City Community Band. The event is self-supporting.
Join us August 20-22, 2021 for our annual Parkville Days Festival. This three-day event features a variety of family-friendly entertainment including the Evans Midland Empire Carnival and a Saturday morning community parade. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music along the Missouri River. You can also browse our charming shops on Main Street and enjoy arts & crafts, retail, food vendors, and more!