Bosque Museum

PO Box 345 | 301 S Ave Q

Clifton, TX  76634

(254) 675-3845

(254) 675-3820

© 2018 Bosque Museum

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Open to the public:

Tuesday - Saturday

10a - 5p

 

Tax ID# 237382016

501c3 Non-Profit

About

The museum's current collection grew out of the early collection of Jacob Olson, an early immigrant to Bosque County. Mr. Olson collected the important artifacts of that time and saved them for his own enjoyment. In 1924 he gave his collection to Clifton Lutheran College with the proviso they be housed in a fireproof building and should never leave Bosque County. When the college merged with Texas Lutheran College in 1953, a new home had to be found for the collection.

 

A local non-profit corporation was formed in 1954, monies were collected and donated and a new building was opened in 1957 on land donated by the former Clifton College Corporation. Since that time three additions have been made to the building increasing the total display space to 8,000 square feet. An important recognition of the museum occurred on October 22, 1982 when King Olaf V of Norway visited the museum to view the Cleng Pearson artifacts.

 

A log cabin, Jacob Olson's childhood home, was moved to the museum ground in 1985 and received a Texas Historical Marker the following year.

Museum Building
2018
Jacob Olson Log Cabin
1980's

2019 Board of Trustees

Tom Henderson, President

Seth Witcher, Vice President

Leslie Bennett, Secretary

Marian Kleine, Treasurer

Gene Albrecht

Tom Blossom

Patricia Chambers

Karen Cornett

Patricia Ferguson

Sandra Joy

Doug Kieta

Scott McAfee

Stuart Reeves

Ed Rieser

Executive Director

Matt S. Taylor, Ph.D.

Support Staff

Barbara Aars

Tejal Bhakta

Dawn Nowell

Willene Pack

Ann Spenrath

An Thompson