What’s New?

05
May

It’s That Time of the Year Again — Omaha Gives! 2019

Once again the Papillion Area Historical Society is proud to be participating in Omaha Gives!  The online giving will take place May 22nd from midnight to midnight.  Mark your calendars so you can help us, as we join other local nonprofits to raise money together and compete for matching funds and prize money.  The minimum donation is once again  $10.00.  The more donors we have, the more likely we are to win prizes.  Money contributed to PAHS continues to help us maintain our three historic buildings throughout the year.  This year roofing and painting are our organization’s major goals. Your support is greatly appreciated!  Visit www.omahagives.org to learn more.

Omaha Gives

Omaha Gives! 2019, is a one-day online fundraising event organized by the Omaha Community Foundation held on May 22nd, to support 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 metropolitan area great.

 

 

15
May
06
May

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.

01
Apr

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.

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06
Mar

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

28
Feb

March Meeting

Join us on March 2, 2017 at 7:00 for a special presentation by Mr. Herb Thompson, a local photographer, who will be sharing information about the selection of one of his Portal school photos for inclusion in the Omaha World Herald book, Nebraska 150 Years Told Through 93 Counties.

Mr. Thompson’s program will start following a short business meeting.  Refreshments will include Nebraska shaped cookies!

06
Dec

‘Tis the Season to Stroll Down Gingerbread Lane

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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!

31
Oct

General Membership Meeting November 3, 2016

Join us on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 7:00 PM for the General Membership Meeting. We will meet at the historic Portal School at 7:00 PM. Laura Hickman will present a program about Women’s Suffrage following the meeting.

30
Aug

PAHS General Membership Meeting September 1

Join us September 1, at 7:00 PM for the PAHS General Membership Meeting. Following the meeting, Cher Comacho from the LDS Family History Center will share information about genealogy and its research. This should be an interesting evening!

23
Jul

General Membership Meetings

The Papillion Area Historical Society holds their general meetings on the first Thursday of every other month. We meet at the Portal School, located at the corner of E. 3rd and N. Jefferson Streets. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM. Plan to join us at the next member meetings on September 8, 2016 and November 3, 2016.