Permanent Collection

Bosque Seven Collection

Featuring seven paintings by "Bosque Seven" artists:

James Boren, CA; George Boutwell; Tony Eubanks; Martin Grelle, CA; Bruce Greene, CA; George Hallmark; Melvin Warren, CA

Bosque Seven: Artists who have lived and worked in Bosque County and whose work received national attention.

Native American Collection

A large Collection of Native American Artifacts collected in Bosque County, dating back to 10,000 years ago and down through the Archiac and Historic Period. This collection includes a major exhibit about the Paleo-Americans found in the Horn Shelter in Bosque County known as the Horn Shelter Exhibit.

Firearm Collection

Collection includes 150 long guns and hand guns dating from the 1750's to the modern era. Major exhibit contains firearms from every conflict in which the United States fought from 1776 through WW II.

Photo Archive

Early photographs and images of the first immigrants, their homes and everyday life in Bosque County.

Norwegian Collection

Recognized as the largest repository of Norwegian artifacts in the South and Southwest. Many items are associated with the Norse Community in Bosque County. King Olaf V of Norway visited the Museum in 1982 to see this collection and the chair crafted by the early Norwegian Pioneer, Cleng Peerson.

Norwegian Book Collection

Large Collection of Norwegian Language Books brought from Norway by the Norwegian Immigrants to Texas. Most of these books were used in an early lending library in the Norse Community. Earliest book dates to 1735

Joseph Olson Log Cabin

A permanent feature of the museum is the outdoor log cabin.  The cabin served as the childhood home to Jacob Olson, founder of the Bosque Museum.  The exhibit includes pioneer furniture in the log cabin.

Textile & Costume Collection

Dresses, Christening Gowns, quilts, weavings, needlework dating back to the 1850's. Large collection of spinning wheels and looms.

Texas Primitive Furniture

Examples of early Texas furniture made in Bosque County. Miss Ima Hogg has included three pieces in her book on Texas Pioneer Furniture.

Early Medical Collection

Collection of artifacts, medical equipment and documents used by the first physicians in Bosque County.

Early Education Collection

Collection of photographs, books, documents and other material from the early schools and colleges in Bosque County.

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John Fox Fossil Collection

John Fox Fossil Collection

Old Reese Barn

Old Reese Barn

Old Reese Barn by Melvin Warren, CA

Albert Redder

Albert Redder

Albert Redder discussing the stratigraphic profile of the Horn Shelter excavation.











Bosque Museum

PO Box 345 | 301 S Ave Q

Clifton, TX  76634

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