Holiday trips to UNK’s Frank Museum include cider, hot cocoa for guests

Frank Museum holiday entranceKEARNEY – The G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced its holiday hours, which include free hot cocoa and apple cider for guests.

The museum includes holiday decorations, including nine full-size trees decorated with authentic period ornaments, many which have been donated over the years.

The house is decorated for the holidays and open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. It is closed on Mondays.

The Frank Museum is closed for the holidays on Dec. 24-25, and Jan. 1.

Located at the west end of the UNK campus, the Frank House was designed 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 Museum serves as a history museum featuring photographs and artifacts from the Franks and others who lived in the house.