Heritage Homes Tour planned for June 7

The Platte County Historical Society will present its 2014 Heritage Homes Tour from noon to 5 p.m. June 7 in celebration of the 175th anniversary of Platte County.Tickets for this varied and interesting historic tour cost $12 for adults and $6 for children age 12 and under and will be available the day of the tour at any of the individual homes, except the cemetery. All proceeds will support the Platte County Historical Society, a not for profit organization dedicated to preserving the history, architecture and genealogy of Platte County. The following homes/sites throughout the county will be open to tour, according to Phil Schroeder, society president: • Ben Ferrel 1882 home museum, featuring over 30 heritage quilts, 220 Ferrel Street, Platte City. • Gram’s house, formerly Harrel Ferrel home, 714 Forth Street, Platte City. • Eighteen Ninety Venue, formerly Dr. James McCrea’s home, 1560 Hwy 92 Spur, Tracy. • James Kunce home, built 1847 by Kurtz family, 1102 Spring Street, Weston. • National Silk Art Museum, owner John Pottie, located in former Weston Bank Building, built approximately 1855, 423 Main St., Weston. • Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Six Confederate Graves Memorial, located at the southwest corner of Route EE and Pleasant Grove Rd, Camden Point. • Christian Church Disciples of Christ, red brick, built 1918, beautiful stain glass windows, 205 First St, Camden Point. • Worden home, built around 1910, one of the few brick homes in town, 500 Main Street, Parkville. For further information, contact Phil Schroeder, 651-4345, or Betty Soper, 805-1112.