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“Great history”
Review of Bosque Museum

Bosque Museum
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Clifton
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful historic place!!!! I recommend the whole family going there! So much you can learn! So much history in every item you see!

Thank juliett33
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed it, but the burial site nearby has really put this place on the map; in the eyes of the museum, anyway. Repeatedly got this cockamamie story about how the bones unearthed were from people before the Native Americans. Sorry, but there were no people here in North America before the Native Americans. The Norwegian section is much more accurate, and really cool.

1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The oldest human remains in North America are where? In this museum in Clifton, TX. Very well done museum with an enormous firearms exhibit as well as a great look at the Norwegian heritage of the area

Thank smacfe
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We have been wanting to go here for some time. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed the exhibits and thought is was great for a town the size of Clifton to have this little jewel.

1  Thank crawfordfoodie
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

When I travel I enjoy visiting local, small town museums to learn about the history and culture of the area. This one is one of the best. The first section of the museum centers on the Horn Shelter Site which documents people were living in Bosque County over 9500 years ago. There is a video as well as a replica of the actual site. The rest of the museum is centered on recent immigrants to the area in the 1800s. The museum contains the largest collection of Norwegian artifacts in all of the South and Southwest. Exhibits include huge gun collection, primitive Texas furniture, photographs, textile collection, early medical equipment, fossils and lots of Norwegian items. The museum is much larger than it appears from outside.
Everything is wheelchair accessible except the 1850s log cabin that was the boyhood home of Jacob Olsen who donated many of the items in the museum and is located across from the entrance to the main museum building. There is a $5 fee. Although the museum has only one full time employee, volunteers are on duty to show you around. You can sense the pride they take in this museum. Everything is well organized and labelled and I really learned a great deal. If you enjoy history, I would recommend a visit here. I spent about two hours seeing everything but you could do it in less time.

Thank Joan W
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