What’s New?

17
Aug

Local Historic Preservation Presentation September 5, 2019

On Thursday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. the Papillion Area Historical Society we will welcome Kelli Bacon, Certified Local Government Coordinator from the Nebraska State Historic Preservation office. Kelli will talk about local historic preservation including activities, workshops, walking/driving tours, preservation planning and training. Anyone interested in Papillion history is welcome to attend at the Historic Portal Schoolhouse in downtown Papillion. For more information contact Julie at (402)679-5100.

17
Aug

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.

19
Jul

SUMMER SUNDAYS

Summer Sundays

The Sautter Farmhouse Museum is open on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. from June 23th through August 25th.  Come on in and check us out!

 

 

19
Jul

Papillion Days Parade 2019

PAHS Parade 2019

We won Best Float in the Papillion Days Parade 2019.  Look for us to enter again next year as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Papillion.  It will be a year long celebration of Papillion.

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!