History Slam Saturday at the Frank House Program March 2

Sally McVey, Frank House administrative assistant, 308.865.8284

The Saturday at the Frank House series will present a “History Slam” on Saturday, March 2, at the historic mansion, located on the University of Nebraska at Kearney West Campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1:30 p.m. and is being sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta history honor society.

According to Megan Veburg of Shelby, Phi Alpha Theta historian, the event is based on the idea of a poetry slam where many people give brief presentations.

“We merely changed ours into one based on history,” Veburg said. “People are welcome to sign up to give historical speeches, sing or perform a historical song, give an impression or any other short historical performance.”

Presenters will be judged, and the top three will be awarded prizes. Those who wish to participate and register in advance, can contact Veburg at veburgmr@lopers.unk.edu. Individuals can also attend and participate the day of the event.

The UNK Phi Alpha Theta chapter was founded in 1970, and has more than 387 members and alumni. The award-winning chapter has been active in presenting films, speakers and special events on campus, as well as organizing trips to conferences and museums.

Regular walk-in-hours for tours of the Frank House are Monday – Friday, 2-5 p.m., and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. The Frank House is closed during UNK breaks and holidays. Donations are always accepted. For more information, visit www.frankhouse.org, and find the Frank House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UNK.Frank.House to stay up-to-date with the Frank House activities.

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