What’s New?

23
Dec

General Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 9th at 7 pm

Please join us at the historic Portal Schoolhouse on Thursday, January 9th at 7 pm for our General Membership meeting.  We will be discussing our activities, plans for the future, and celebrating two of our members.

We are celebrating Jim Miller’s 90th Birthday.  Jim is one of our long time volunteers. Jim has over 70 years of volunteer service to Sarpy County and the Papillion Community.  Jim is a lifelong resident of Papillion.  Jim, together with his brothers George and Jack, inherited ownership of the Papillion Times, Gretna Breeze and Springfield Monitor from their father and covered central and western Sarpy County until the early 1980s when the papers were purchased by the Omaha World-Herald.  He is able to tell us about life in Sarpy County during the Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and so much of our history in Papillion.  Jim currently helps the Historical Society with its historical artifacts.

We are also celebrating Bob Olson, our Treasurer and Board member who will be honored at the Midlands Community Foundation Reflection Ball on January 18th.  Bob has over 55 years of volunteer service to Sarpy County and the Papillion community, particularly in the area of emergency medical services. Bob is a lifelong resident of Papillion. After graduating from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Bob built a multiple unit office building in Papillion and owned a State Farm Insurance Agency for 35 years. Bob served 6 years in the Army Reserve, 34 years on the Papillion Volunteer Fire Department serving as Chief, Asst. Chief, Paramedic Supervisor, Rescue Capt., President and Treasurer. He was in the first paramedic class in Nebraska, and in 1980, obtained the first Advanced Life Support license in Nebraska for a Volunteer Fire Department. Appointed by the Governor, Bob worked with State Senators to merge the Ambulance Board and Advanced Life Support Board, then became Chairperson for 10 years of the new State EMS Board. Bob served on the Midlands Emergency Medical Services Council, Civil Service Commission, PLV School Foundation, Tri Mutual Aid Firefighters (Pres.), NE Stroke Foundation Board, Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing Team and Foundation, and NE State Vol. Firefighters Association. Bob is Chairman of the Sarpy County Hospital Authority (1974), President of the Monarch Villa Board (1976), Treasurer of the Papillion Area Historical Society, serves on the Papio 150/2020 Papio Sesquicentennial Historical, Steering, and Selection Committees. Bob has been awarded the National Transportation Award, State Firefighter and EMT Award, and PLV Outstanding Alumni Award. The Olsons served as Grand Marshals of Papillion Days, and received the “Evening with Friends Award” from Midlands Hospital for Outstanding Volunteers. Bob has been married to Karen for 57 years and they have three children and eight grandchildren.

We will begin our general meeting at 7 pm and follow up with a celebration after our meeting.

17
Nov

Santa Returns!

Santa will be at the Portal School House on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.  Come and visit!

17
Nov

Reruns Boutique Holiday Shopping benefits Papillion Area Historical Society

RERUNS BOUTIQUE HOLIDAY SHOPPING

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT 10 AM TO 1 PM

8501 GRANVILLE PKWY, LA VISTA NE

RERUNS BOUTIQUE IS A NONPROFIT WOMAN’S NEW CLOTHING CONSIGNMENT STORE WITH WOMEN SIZE XS TO 3XL INCLUDING SHOES & ACCESSORIES.

STOP BY AND FIND YOUR HOLIDAY OUTFIT AND MORE

PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT TO BENEFIT PAPILLION AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

CHECK OUT INSTAGRAM PAGE RERUNS_RELOVE

17
Nov

Stroll Down Gingerbread Lane Dec. 14-15, 2019

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Papillion Area Historical Society

Invites you to attend the annual

Stroll Down Gingerbread Lane

Saturday & Sunday

December 14th & 15th from 1-5pm

Historic Portal Schoolhouse

242 Jefferson St.

Papillion NE 68046

Stroll among ornately decorated Gingerbread houses crafted by

the community & by Culinary Arts students from Papillion LaVista Community School District

Donated Gingerbread houses will be raffled off

And winners take home the Gingerbread houses!!

All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Historic Portal Schoolhouse.

Open to the Public – Free Event

17
Nov

Gingerbread Construct and Decorate Event 12/10/2019

Gbread pic

GINGERBREAD CONSTRUCT AND DECORATE

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019 AT 6 P.M.

EAGLES CLUB 4029

102 N WASHINGTON ST. PAPILLION

Come help us made the Gingerbread Stroll a huge success.  We need volunteers to construct and decorate Gingerbread houses to be donated for the Papillion Historical Society Gingerbread Stroll held Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th from 1-5 p.m.

Bring your own gingerbread house kit & we will supply the candy for decorating.

A fun filled evening of holiday cheer to get you into the Christmas season.

You don’t have to be a pro at this, just come & have fun & open to all ages.

Drinks can be purchased at the bar, munchies will be provided.

Everything available starting at 6 p.m. but open house from 6 pm to 10 pm, come when you want!!

 

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.