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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.