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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Take a walk through history! The story of this once modern, stylish mansion and former tuberculosis hospital is a window into Kearney's past.Visit Today
- 21 Sep, 19Past
Plant Sharing Event
It's time for another biannual Plant Sharing Event hosted by the Soil Sisters and Misters Garden Club! ??? Details: The event is FREE and will…16 Jun, 18Past
33rd Annual Wagons West
Join us at the 33rd Annual Wagons West Celebration at Kearney's Trails and Rails Museum! We will have a booth featuring activities inspired by the…12 May, 18Past
Join us as we celebrate the arrival of spring with a UNK Violin-Piano Recital! FREE and open to the public. Violin – Colton Hervert; Elizabeth…
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What our visitors are saying about their experience:
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…
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,…
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…
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.…
I stopped here as part of the Nebraska Passport program intending to get my stamp and leave. I ended up with a one-on-one tour with a guide who seemed to have a love for the house, its story, and its beauty. Since I love art and and history myself, it was a great time!NebraskaTRC
Very few folks probably think of mansions on the western plains of Nebraska but this one truly matches many that I have seen in other parts of the country and is worth a visit. I had an excellent student guide, very patient and knowledgeable.Susie Lou
Interesting tour. Will is very knowledgeable and easy to understand. The renovations have taken this beautiful mansion steps up on the interest level. One passing through should not miss this place. Gives one a different perspective of life, commerce and humanity in the 1800s.Mary I.
A shining example of diversity and rich history with in our own community.Andy W.
My father spent six months as a patient at the hospital and my mother had a friend who lived in the Frank House. It took me back in time. Thanks!Gary W.
A wonderful place to discover the history of the early Kearney area. A beautiful venue, too.Megan G.