The museum will include holiday decorations, including nine full-size Christmas trees decorated with authentic period ornaments, many which have been donated over the years.
Most of the decorations will be on the first floor of the museum, making them accessible to everyone.
The Frank House is also debuting Cider Saturdays, where guests can tour the museum while drinking a free cup of warm apple cider.
“We think this is a great way to make the museum more welcoming and fun, and to invite in the winter season,” said William Stoutamire, coordinator of the Frank House. “Families are especially encouraged to attend, take in the lights and decorations, and enjoy something warm to drink on those cold December days.”
The Frank House will be decorated for the holidays and open between Dec. 1-23 from 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Located at the west end of the UNK campus, the Frank House was built in 1889 by George William Frank as a gift for his parents, George Washington Frank and his wife, Phoebe. The Franks ran a successful mercantile and real estate business, helped bring electricity to Kearney, and were major leaders in the early history of the community.
The Frank House serves as a history museum featuring photographs and artifacts from the Franks and others who lived in the house.
Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: William F. Stoutamire, Frank House coordinator, 308-865-8284, email@example.com