Papillion 150 is celebrating this milestone with a calendar of great events for residents of all ages and a number of projects and initiatives to honor our history and strengthen the bonds of our community.
A Party 150 Years in the Making
Papillion 150 is our community’s celebration of Papillion’s sesquicentennial, its 150th anniversary. Papillion was founded in 1870 as a railroad town on the Union Pacific Main Line. Fast-forward 150 years and Papillion is a strong, vibrant community — one of the best places live in the country.
Please explore this site to learn about our upcoming events and projects. Visit our Get Involved page if you would like to participate on the Papillion 150 committee or if you or your organization would like to create and sponsor your own Papillion 150 event or project.
Wings Over Papillion
As part of the Papillion 150, the “Wings Over Papillion” Butterfly Bench Public Art Project is placing uniquely painted butterfly benches throughout Papillion, showcasing work by a variety of artists.
The Butterfly Effect
Papillion 150 and the Bianchi Family are excited to bring the Butterfly Effect to our community. As part of Papillion 150, Butterfly Effect Social Butterfly Installations — large butterfly murals — will be created throughout Papillion.
Show Us Your Wings!
Papillion 150 Singers
Help us celebrate Papillion’s 150th birthday by joining the Papillion 150 Singers chorus! The deadline to sign up is March 15, 2020. A minimum donation of $15 will cover costs of materials, including music and shirts. Concert will be Sunday, June 21, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. at SumTur Amphitheater in Papillion. Visit the Papillion-La Vista Community Theatre website to sign up.
Papillion 150 t-shirts are now available for purchase online to be shipped directly to you! Shirts are $20 each and a portion of the proceeds benefits upcoming Papillion 150 initiatives. Shipping is free on orders over $50. Choose from 2 designs each available in 4 colors of shirts! Orders will begin shipping March 1. Click here to order from our online store!
American Legion Post 32 has created commemorative coins in partnership with Papillion 150 celebrating both Papillion’s sesquicentennial and the Legion’s 101st year! Coins are $10 each and can be purchased at American Legion Post 32 or at Moran’s Grill.
Diana’s Papillion Tea Shop has designed these commemorative 16oz mugs in partnership with Papillion 150. They are $15.99 and can be purchased at the tea shop in downtown Papillion.
Papillion 150 Candles
Papillion 150 commemorative candles, made by Bianchi Candle Co, are available for purchase at the Papillion Community Foundation, $15 each.