All our Todays are Tomorrow's Yesterday.
 

Clive

Historical Society

Swanson Park
86th & Swanson Blvd.


Wreath Clive Chamber and Historical Society
"Turn on the Lights"
at Aasheim Plaza
Wreath

CHS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
December 3, 2013
5:00 to 7:30
Swanson Park


A great time to visit the Historical Museum and tour the Depot, General Store and Caboose.
Learn about Clive's early history.
Refreshments throughout the evening.

A new event for Clive and the Clive Chamber  
will be held at
6:00 - Aasheim Plaza
with a "Holiday Lighting Ceremony"

A message from Mayor Cirksena
and the Historical Sociey will
honor our
Clive Parks and Recreation staff

Additionally ...
A visit from Santa with
refreshments at Bruggers and continued refreshments
at The Clive Historical Society

SEE YOU THERE!!!
(Dress warmly) 

  
 

 

Updates:

Kitchen

Progress continues to be made with
acquiring artifacts for the kitchen.      
                    

 

New Shed:  A new shed for storage has been built to the west
of the Clive Depot.  It's design is similar to the depot and
is already being put to good use.

 

Home
CHS Home
Summary of Clive Five-O by Craig
Clive Five-O Good Idea for Clive
50 Reflections
ONLINE STORE
Our Pride and Joy
Events Schedule
Classes that Visit
Clive by Mildred
14 Year Dream
Mannequins
Open House Events
Location Map
CHS History
Clive History
Swanson House
Depot
Caboose
Links
Membership Info
Memory Walk
Newsletters
Visiting Dignitaries
Membership Form
Facility Rental

All our Todays are Tomorrow's Yesterday.
 

Clive

Historical Society

Swanson Park
86th & Swanson Blvd.


Wreath Clive Chamber and Historical Society
"Turn on the Lights"
at Aasheim Plaza
Wreath

CHS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
December 3, 2013
5:00 to 7:30
Swanson Park


A great time to visit the Historical Museum and tour the Depot, General Store and Caboose.
Learn about Clive's early history.
Refreshments throughout the evening.

A new event for Clive and the Clive Chamber  
will be held at
6:00 - Aasheim Plaza
with a "Holiday Lighting Ceremony"

A message from Mayor Cirksena
and the Historical Sociey will
honor our
Clive Parks and Recreation staff

Additionally ...
A visit from Santa with
refreshments at Bruggers and continued refreshments
at The Clive Historical Society

SEE YOU THERE!!!
(Dress warmly) 

  
 

 

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Updates:

Kitchen

Progress continues to be made with
acquiring artifacts for the kitchen.      
                    

 

New Shed:  A new shed for storage has been built to the west
of the Clive Depot.  It's design is similar to the depot and
is already being put to good use.

 

Home
CHS Home
Summary of Clive Five-O by Craig
Clive Five-O Good Idea for Clive
50 Reflections
ONLINE STORE
Our Pride and Joy
Events Schedule
Classes that Visit
Clive by Mildred
14 Year Dream
Mannequins
Open House Events
Location Map
CHS History
Clive History
Swanson House
Depot
Caboose
Links
Membership Info
Memory Walk
Newsletters
Visiting Dignitaries
Membership Form
Facility Rental

All our Todays are Tomorrow's Yesterday.
 

Clive

Historical Society

Swanson Park
86th & Swanson Blvd.


Clive Chamber and Historical Society
"Turn on the Lights"
at Aasheim Plaza
_______________________________________

The HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE DATE
December 3, 2013
5:00 to 7:30
Swanson Park

A great time to visit the Historical Museum and tour the Depot, General Store and Caboose.
Learn about Clive's early history.
Refreshments throughout the evening.

A new event for Clive will be held at
6:00 - at Aasheim Plaza
with a
"Holiday Lighting Ceremony"
of holiday wreaths from the Chamber 

A message from Mayor Cirksena
and the Historical Sociey will
honor our
Clive Parks and Recreation staff

Additionally ...
A visit from Santa with
refreshments at Bruggers and continued
at The Clive Historical Society

  
 

 

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Updates:

Kitchen

Progress continues to be made with
acquiring artifacts for the kitchen.      
                    

 

New Shed:  A new shed for storage has been built to the west
of the Clive Depot.  It's design is similar to the depot and
is already being put to good use.

 

Home
CHS Home
Summary of Clive Five-O by Craig
Clive Five-O Good Idea for Clive
50 Reflections
ONLINE STORE
Our Pride and Joy
Events Schedule
Classes that Visit
Clive by Mildred
14 Year Dream
Mannequins
Open House Events
Location Map
CHS History
Clive History
Swanson House
Depot
Caboose
Links
Membership Info
Memory Walk
Newsletters
Visiting Dignitaries
Membership Form
Facility Rental

All our Todays are Tomorrow's Yesterday.
 

Clive

Historical Society

Swanson Park
86th & Swanson Blvd.


Clive Chamber and Historical Society
"Turn on the Lights"
at Aasheim Plaza
_______________________________________

The HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE DATE
December 3, 2013
5:00 to 7:30
Swanson Park

A great time to visit the Historical Museum and tour the Depot, General Store and Caboose.
Learn about Clive's early history.
Refreshments throughout the evening.

A new event for Clive will be held at
6:00 - at Aasheim Plaza
with a
"Holiday Lighting Ceremony"
of holiday wreaths from the Chamber 

A message from Mayor Cirksena
and the Historical Sociey will
honor our
Clive Parks and Recreation staff

Additionally ...
A visit from Santa with
refreshments at Bruggers and continued
at The Clive Historical Society

NOTE:  The HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE DATE is

Changing to  DECEMBER 3rd
5:00 to 7:30 PM

This change is in conjunction with
the Clive Chamber of Commerce.

A new, SPECIAL Event is being planned
for Aasheim Plaza.
Check back for more information.  
 

 

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Updates:

Kitchen

Progress continues to be made with
acquiring artifacts for the kitchen.      
                    

 

New Shed:  A new shed for storage has been built to the west
of the Clive Depot.  It's design is similar to the depot and
is already being put to good use.

 

Home
CHS Home
Summary of Clive Five-O by Craig
Clive Five-O Good Idea for Clive
50 Reflections
ONLINE STORE
Our Pride and Joy
Events Schedule
Classes that Visit
Clive by Mildred
14 Year Dream
Mannequins
Open House Events
Location Map
CHS History
Clive History
Swanson House
Depot
Caboose
Links
Membership Info
Memory Walk
Newsletters
Visiting Dignitaries
Membership Form
Facility Rental

All our Todays are Tomorrow's Yesterday.
 

Clive

Historical Society

Swanson Park
86th & Swanson Blvd.


Two EVEnts on the Calendar!!!

________________________________________

 

 

LABOR DAY PICNIC
Come celebrate this day at a PICNIC in the park.

September 2, 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

Free Food
to be served next to Ed's Patio, cooked on a grill also donated
by the Willard family. 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

3:00 -  4:00 Amy and Sam
4:00 - 4:30  Announcements and a little information about Clive Historical Society, Swanson House, etc.
4:30 to 4:40 Presentation by International Dance Group
4:40 to 5:00 - A little bit of a break time
5:00 - 5:45 - Amy and Sam Perform


Old fashioned games and crafts
plus CLIVE Trivia Questions and more.

 

NOTE:  The HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE DATE is

Changing to  DECEMBER 3rd
5:00 to 7:30 PM

This change is in conjunction with
the Clive Chamber of Commerce.

A new, SPECIAL Event is being planned
for Aasheim Plaza.
Check back for more information.  
 

 

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Updates:

Kitchen

Progress continues to be made with
acquiring artifacts for the kitchen.      
                    

 

New Shed:  A new shed for storage has been built to the west
of the Clive Depot.  It's design is similar to the depot and
is already being put to good use.

 

Home
CHS Home
Summary of Clive Five-O by Craig
Clive Five-O Good Idea for Clive
50 Reflections
ONLINE STORE
Our Pride and Joy
Events Schedule
Classes that Visit
Clive by Mildred
14 Year Dream
Mannequins
Open House Events
Location Map
CHS History
Clive History
Swanson House
Depot
Caboose
Links
Membership Info
Memory Walk
Newsletters
Visiting Dignitaries
Membership Form
Facility Rental

 

bulletSwanson House - Home Office of the Clive Historical Society. bulletMuseum - Restoration of original "General Store" & Post Office.

 Side view of the restored General Store, from the House

Built in 1911 for the purpose of income and living quarters for Mrs. Sena Swanson and her 5 small children.  >>>>>,>>>>>,>>>>>,>>>>>,>>>>>. 

Quoted from Mildred Swanson.

"In the fall of 1911 my mother was left a widow with five small children, ages ranging from 5 months (Mildred) to 10 years old.  She left the farm in Grimes and built her home in Clive with the help of friends and neighbors.  It was in this General Store and Post Office that she raised her family.  Our home was very plain.  No carpet on the floors.  We lived in the upstairs.  Only the living room was papered.  The downstairs was used for the store, post office and general storage."  

Mrs. Sena Swanson ran the store from 1911 to 1929.  At that time it was turned into a two story house where Sena and Mildred lived out the rest of their lives.  

Upon Mildred's death in 1991, she left the property in trust to the City of Clive with the stipulation that it be developed into a park.  The city had no desire to work with the structure (house) and came to the historical society to see if they would want to restore the house to some functional capacity and manage it.  For the Historical Society, it was a blessing in disguise. No one would wish for Mildred's death, but with this property, a plan was devised for allowing the old depot to be moved across the street instead of to the new CAMPBELL PARK and a promise was make to RESTORE the house to the original GENERAL STORE.   

1940s picture of the Swanson Family.  

left to right..
Charles, Sena, Mildred, Ester, Eileen, Agnes 

A more detailed description of the "General Store", by Mildred Swanson.    

For Pictures of the House.  

 

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Clive Historical Society
8641 Swanson Blvd.
PO Box 22043
Clive, IA  50325

Established - 1989

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For more information or to make an appointment to visit the Museum contact Linda
We would love to have you and welcome any chance to give a personal tour. 
Come with your lunch and visit the park.  Our windows are always good for a "look see." 

 

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Clive Historical Society
8641 Swanson Blvd.
PO Box 22043
Clive, IA  50325

Established - 1989

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For more information or to make an appointment to visit the Museum contact Linda
We would love to have you and welcome any chance to give a personal tour. 
Come with your lunch and visit the park.  Our windows are always good for a "look see." 

 

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Clive Historical Society
8641 Swanson Blvd.
PO Box 22043
Clive, IA  50325

Established - 1989

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For more information or to make an appointment to visit the Museum contact Linda
We would love to have you and welcome any chance to give a personal tour. 
Come with your lunch and visit the park.  Our windows are always good for a "look see." 

 

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Clive Historical Society
8641 Swanson Blvd.
PO Box 22043
Clive, IA  50325

Established - 1989

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For more information or to make an appointment to visit the Museum contact Linda
We would love to have you and welcome any chance to give a personal tour. 
Come with your lunch and visit the park.  Our windows are always good for a "look see." 

 

Clive Historical Society
8641 Swanson Blvd.
PO Box 22043
Clive, IA  50325

Established - 1989

For more information or to make an appointment to visit the Museum contact Linda
We would love to have you and welcome any chance to give a personal tour. 
Come with your lunch and visit the park.  Our windows are always good for a "look see."