About Us


The G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture engages diverse audiences with the history and culture of Kearney, Nebraska, and the larger Great Plains region through collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories of the many individuals associated with this historic site. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Frank Museum serves as a living institution, interpreting the home and its cultural resources, and is dedicated to exploring our past as a way of better understanding our present and future


The G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture aims to be a living historical and cultural center for central Nebraska by developing quality educational programs, creating permanent and rotating exhibits, expanding its collections, continuing the restoration of its historic property, and cultivating a greater physical and digital presence. 


Frank Museum Advisory Board

The Frank Museum Advisory Board is the beating heart of the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture. Their dedication and genuine care for the museum allows us to continually grow and expand our mission and vision, and the major changes that have occurred over the years were made possible only through their involvement and diverse expertise

Community Members

Margaret Brown
Marilyn Hadley
Audrey Kauders

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Name Title
Jon Watts Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance
Kelly Bartling Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management & Marketing
Andrew Brackett Assistant Professor, Theatre
Michael Cremers Director of Facilities, Facilities Management and Planning
Will Stoutamire Assistant Professor, History
Paul Twigg Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Nathan Tye Assistant Professor, History

Frank Museum Staff

Name Title
April White Director
Scott Heath Operations Administrator
Rich Brodersen Director of Development, University Foundation