Monthly Archives: June 2020

General Membership Meeting – the public is invited to attend

Please join us on Thursday, July 9th at 7 p.m. at the Historic Portal Schoolhouse for our General Membership Meeting.  We will be voting on five board members.  All members (who have been members for at least six months) are eligible to vote and are eligible to serve on the board.  We welcome all members and guests.  We will also be accepting a donation from Mr. Leland Lape, a donation of a cane once owned by a prominent Papillion resident.  Also, Bob & Karen Olson will talk about the Butterfly Bench now on display at the front of the schoolhouse.  Bring your lawn chair and join us outside on the lawn outside the school.

Bob & Karen

Butterfly Bench sponsored by Bob/Karen Olson on display at the Historic Portal Schoolhouse

Bob & Karen Olson sponsored a butterfly bench celebrating the Marth & Rahn family who settled in Papillion in 1880-81. Bob & Karen are members and supporters of the Historical Society and we are proud to have their bench displayed at the school house.

On the front of the bench family members under the trees represent the connection and deep roots the family has in our community. On one side of the back of the bench the Marth/Rahn family homestead from the 1880’s is painted with a beautiful sunset.  On the other side Werner Park with the same beautiful sunset, which is the exact location of the previous family homestead. The cornfields of the 1880’s have given way to the growing Papillion community.

Bob & KarenButterfly Bench - Papillion sign (2)Butterfly Bench - 1880's view (2)Butterfly Bench - Werner Park (2)Butterfly Bench - Water Tower and cornfields (2)