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Frank House hosts Holiday Tea and Tour
Brie Maaske
Antelope Staff
Photo by Brie Maaske
Photo by Brie Maaske
Photo by Brie Maaske
Photo by Brie Maaske
Photo by Brie Maaske
Photo by Brie Maaske
Photo by Brie Maaske
The Frank House, located on West campus, will be hosting their annual Holiday Tea and Tour Dec. 13-18. One of the highlights this year for the event is the Christmas decorations which include seven different Christmas Trees.
Photo by Brie Maaske
A selected quilt from members of the Crossroads Quilt Guild is used to add an exquisite touch to the Christmas decorations.

This Christmas, cheer comes with a little lesson in Kearney’s history.

The Friends of the Frank House will be hosting the annual Christmas Walk at the Frank House Monday – Saturday, Dec. 13 – 18.

During this week, the Frank House museum will be open extended hours, from 2 – 7 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, the Friends of the Frank House will host a Holiday Tea and Tour from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tea and sweets will be available for guests, as well as guided tours through the museum.

The Tea and Tour days will have a $5 admission. The money raised from this event will support efforts to restore and sustain the Frank House.

“The highlights of the tour for this event are the Frank House holiday decorations, which include seven Christmas trees, an exhibit of the Frank House’s doll collection and selected Christmas quilts from members of the County Crossroads Quilt Guild,” said Sarah Jones, Frank House director.

Jones says that Victorian Americans started many of the Christmas traditions we observe today.

“Prior to the 19th century, Christmas was primarily a religious observance only. Today, we observe the religious aspects of the holiday, but also consider it a time of family togetherness at home,” Jones said.

The Friends of the Frank House have held this event since the group’s formation 10 years ago. “In 2009, attendance was over 200 people during the five-day event,” Jones said.

Dec. 18 will be the last day the Frank House is open before the holiday break.

The Frank House: The Historic Home of UNK

The Frank House is the historic home on the campus of UNK. The home's museum status supports the university's goals for outreach and engagement. The museum's mission is to preserve and share the historic and aesthetic values of the Frank House connecting past, present and future generations.

Locations, Tours & Reservations
* 2010 University Drive, north of Highway 30 at the west end of the campus, University of Nebraska at Kearney
* "Walk-in" Welcome Hours:  Monday - Friday 2-5 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m.
* Admission is free, but your donations are appreciated.  The museum is closed during student breaks and university holidays.
* Donations for the Frank House are welcomed at the door, or you may donate through the NU Foundation.
* To arrange group tours, receptions and other special events, contact Sarah Jones, Interim Director, at 865-8284 or


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