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Join us for a Ribbon Cutting on May 18th at 4 pm at Sump Memorial Library

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting & refreshments to celebrate the Historical Society’s new display space in the Sump Memorial Library. May 18th at 4 pm we will cut the ribbon. You can visit with members Ann Saarela and Shirley Ertz as they tell the story of moving the Sautter House to its present location. Learn about how the Historical Society got it’s start in beautiful downtown Papillion!

Constitution Day/Citizenship Day Ceremony September 16, 2019

To celebrate Constitution Day, twenty new citizens will be sworn in front of the Historic Portal Schoolhouse in Papillion, Nebraska.  The ceremony will take place on Monday, September 16th, at 1:30 p.m. on the grounds outside the schoolhouse.

The ceremony will include our master of ceremonies, Bob Olson, a lifetime Papillion resident and board member of the PAHS.  Mr. Eugene Curtin, writer for the Omaha World Herald, Creighton Magazine, and formerly at the Papillion Times will serve as our Key Note Speaker.

The Papillion Area Historical Society is hosting the event.  Support for the event is encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the Historical Society at (402)679-5100.

Priority seating is given to new citizens and their families.  The public is welcome to observe the ceremony based on space availability.

Omaha Gives is happening NOW!

Omaha Gives

Omaha Gives! is a one-day online fundraising event organized by the Omaha Community Foundation and held on May 24th to raise support for nonprofits in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties.  It is a community-wide event to show off the area’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great.

Once again the Papillion Area Historical Society is proud to be participating in Omaha Gives!  The online giving holiday will take place May 24th from midnight to midnight.  Mark your calendars so you can help us, as we join over 700 local nonprofits to raise money together and compete for matching funds and prize money.  The more money we raise, the larger percentage of the bonus dollars we will receive.  The more donors we get to give to us, the more likely we are to win prizes.  Money raised for PAHS will help provide programs, pay utility bills and maintain our two historic buildings throughout the year.  Your support is greatly appreciated!  Learn more at Omaha Gives.

Wedding Dress Exposition – We need your help!

The Papillion Area Historical Society is collecting items to display at A Wedding Dress Exposition in conjunction with Papillion Days  (June 14 – 18, 2017).  This is a special celebration for Papillion Days – our 70th year!  In addition, we will be part of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial celebration – 150 years! Mark your calendars now!

1921 Assumption Church, Omaha, Nebraska
1921 Assumption Church, Omaha, NE

A Wedding Dress Exposition will offer a glimpse into wedding traditions from the 1800’s through today.  Wedding celebrations are a reflection of the times and rich diverse cultures in which they occur. We are looking to display a variety of items in the historic Portal School House in downtown Papillion during Papillion Days. All items will be covered by insurance. Please submit your entries by May 1st. Contact Andrea Kellett @ 402-305-9980.


Happy 150th Nebraska!

Nebraska officially turned 150 years old on March 1, 2017.  Happy birthday, Nebraska!

The Papillion Area Historical Society will help Nebraska celebrate during Papillion Days in June 2017.  Watch for more information here.

Here are some additional links that share information about activities and ways to get involved with Nebraska’s 150th birthday celebration!

Nebraska 150 Celebration  – general website for the state’s activities

NE 150 Challenge – shares ways to stay active and celebrate our state

Nebraska Impact – shows ways to be involved with helping the state and others

Click here to see Carriage Hill students sing Beautiful Nebraska

‘Tis the Season to Stroll Down Gingerbread Lane


Stroll among ornately decorated Gingerbread designs crafted by Culinary Arts students from Papillion La Vista and Papillion La Vista South High Schools. Tickets to win a gingerbread house made by Bill Dorcey are $3 each or (2) for $5. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Historic Portal Schoolhouse.

Saturday and Sunday
December 10 and 11, 2016
Historic Portal Schoolhouse
242 Jefferson St. Papillion, NE

This is a FREE event, open to the public!