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Our exhibits, tours, and programs explore the history and culture of central Nebraska. Learn about central Nebraska's rapid boom and bust. Find out what life was like at the Nebraska State Hospital for Tuberculosis. Or simply enjoy our displays of European and American decorative art.

There are many ways to connect with history at the Frank Museum!

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    The Frank Mansion: Work and Life in Gilded Age Kearney

    In 1890, capitalists George and Phoebe Frank, originally of New York, built a Richardsonian Romanesque mansion just outside of Kearney, Nebraska. They hoped to be…

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    The White Plague Comes to Kearney: A History of the Nebraska State Hospital for Tuberculosis

    Once the home of George and Phoebe Frank, this grand stone mansion was the original Nebraska Hospital for the Tuberculous. For eight months in 1912,…

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    Form & Function: European and American Decorative Arts

    Form & Function: European & American Decorative Arts is an exhibit dedicated to showcasing fine decorative arts such as glassworks, ceramics, enamel pieces, and furniture…

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    Welcome to our interactive StoryMaps! The map on this page overlaps a current satellite image of Kearney, Nebraska with an 1890 map of Kearney, Nebraska.…

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