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The G.W. Frank House, located on the UNK West Campus, will be open for tours Tuesdays-Sundays, June 1-Sept. 15.
The historic mansion, which is built out of red Colorado sandstone, was designed by G.W. Frank’s son George Frank Jr. and built in 1889. The mansion was wired for electricity during construction. A 5’x10′ Tiffany stained-glass window is featured on the west side. The house originally had 10 fireplaces; six of the original 10 remain. The original kitchen was recently restored.
“Visitors will see newly installed vintage light fixtures, new accessories throughout the house and new interior arrangements,” said Virgy Lund, Frank House curator.
Women’s hats, gloves, purses and other personal items from a private collection of Victorian items will be featured throughout the mansion June 15-July 15, Lund said.
Young volunteers from the community will serve as docents, giving tours and explaining the history of the mansion. Several of the youth were part of a summer docent training program last summer. Others will take docent training mornings the first week of June. Youth will begin serving as docents daily after June 15.
Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for youth, grades 5-12; $1 for youth, grades 1-4; and free to preschool children.