KrisAnn Sullivan
Frank House director, 308.865.8284 OR sullivankw@unk.edu

“Fencing Like the Franks,” a live fencing demonstration by members of the Hastings Fencing Club, will be presented
Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Frank House.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the Frank House front lawn. The Frank House is located on the University of Nebraska at Kearney West Campus.

Dave Beins, head coach of the Hastings Fencing Club, along with Abel Bruguera and Arienne Boley will demonstrate their swordsmanship. Beins, who has been fencing for two years, said of fencing at the Frank House, “It’s a great place to play!”

“My favorite part about fencing demonstrations is meeting new people and showing them something new,” Beins said. A photo of the club in the local newspaper drew him to the sport.

The Hastings Fencing Club, the only fencing club in Central Nebraska, was formed in 2007 with the goal of educating people interested in swordsmanship. Some members have been fencing since childhood, while others are new to the sport.

The Frank House showcases antique sabers in its collection. George William Frank, who was a civil engineer and the Frank House architect, wore a saber as part of his military school uniform.

While “Fencing like the Franks” is free and open to the public, KrisAnn Sullivan, director of the Frank House, noted: “Donations helped refurbish the master bed chamber area and will be put to good use as we begin the other planned improvement projects in the Frank House. Saturday at the Frank House educational program volunteers help make the public aware of the needs of the house and the public responds.  Donations are always appreciated in support of the Frank House.”

Upcoming Saturdays at the Frank House include: Oct. 15, “Study Abroad (Yes, the Franks did too!)”; Oct. 22, “Holiday Card Making”; Oct. 29, “Phantoms at the Frank House”; and Nov. 5 “Kearney State College: The Early Years.”

For more information, visit: www.frankhouse.org