Category Archives: Events

Harvest of Quilts V

What a successful quilt show this past weekend. Nancy Peters was the lucky winner of the Grand Prize quilt, the table runner prize for our Monday senior facility visitors was Betty and the favorite quilt owner is Donna Gay with her Cathedral window quilt. Congratulations to all.

Portal Day Recap

We would like to say thank you to everyone who came to our 1st Portal Field Day! We hope you had fun, I know we sure did! We enjoyed having Casey from Omaha Storm Chasers play cornhole and the wheelbarrow race. Thank you to Papillion Public Library for partnering with us, Bethel #1 Papillion – Mother Bethel of the World, and Papillion Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council for helping. There is a great article from Sarpy County Times, we are glad that you were able to make it out. We had some great suggestions for 2024 and look forward to adding those.

Our milk cow has an official name. It was a close race but Bessie was the most voted on!

We also have a Top 3 Fastest Farm Chore scoreboard.

We hope to see everyone next year!

July 6th Meeting

Congratulations to David Musick our newest board member!!

We have events coming up and news ones being added. Tonight we went over our up coming events and started committees for our activities.  If you would like to join a committee please reach out to the current members or Ashley and she will put you in touch with the right group. Signups are available online and at the meetings as well. If you haven’t ben getting emails please reach out to Julie K or Ashley to update the membership list.

Fairview Cemetery Books

The Papillion Area Historical Society would like to thank Gene Stoltenberg and the Fairview Cemetery Board for their donation of history books for the Fairview cemetery. The Historical Society is thankful for allowing us to preserve and care for the cemetery books dating back to 1870. If anyone is interested in viewing information please contact us. We care for many historical documents and welcome donations of documents, photos, items.

Sons of the American Revolution Plaque for Patriotism – April 6, 2023

Mr John Whistler from Sons of the American Revolution presented the Historical Society with a plaque for our patriotism. We preserved and display the 45 Star flag that was donated by the Lamb family and recently framed by Mangelsens. We are honored to receive this recognition and proudly display the flag at the Portal Schoolhouse. We are proud to preserve and share our Nations history and Papillion history.

Pioneer Paperbacks Book Club

Inspired by the Sautter Farmhouse & Portal Schoolhouse, travel back in time to the pioneer days each month as we read titles by Willa Cather and friends.

This month we are reading The Rim of the Prairie by Bess Streeter Aldrich.  The book club is hosted in partnership with the Sarpy County Museum and Papillion Area Historical Society.

Join us on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 10 am at the South Meeting Room at the Sump Memorial Library.