‘View from the Veranda’ photo exhibition at Frank House

Contact: Paul Skinner, interim building supervisor, Frank House, skinnerpo@unk.edu

Kearney, Neb., June 26, 2013 — The Frank House at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is displaying a collection of 19 black and white photographs depicting the historic home and surrounding area during the construction of the Lincoln Highway. These photographs from the Frank House Archives, 1888-1944, are on display June 28 – Dec. 20, opening for the Lincoln Highway Centennial celebration this weekend.

Developed and researched by Paul Skinner and Brian Whetstone, “The Lincoln Highway: A View from the Veranda,” chronicles the evolution of the Frank House, or “the Stone House” as it was called during the period, from private residence to nurses’ home for the Nebraska State Tuberculosis Hospital. Featured in the exhibit are works by Kearney photographers Alfred T. Anderson, John Stryker and Solomon Butcher, the latter famous for his chronicling of homesteading in Nebraska. Accompanying the images are brief captions about the era.

The Frank House, 2010 University Drive, is the campus’s historic home, now a museum with a mission to steward, share and celebrate the house and its cultural resources. It was constructed between 1886-1889. Regular walk-in-hours for tours of the Frank House are Monday through Friday, 2-5 p.m., and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. The Frank House is closed during UNK breaks and holidays. For more information, visit www.frankhouse.org.