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Dignitaries with shovels

Swenson House Groundbreaking

The Swenson House groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 18, 2018. There were many distinguished guests in attendance from the Utah State and Logan City communties, as well as supporters of the project including many members of the Swenson Family. May Swenson's youngest sister, Margaret Woodbury, was able to make the trip to Logan and participate in the event by reading a poem written by May. 


Margaret Swenson Woodbury

USU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences was honored to have Margaret Woodbury attend and participate in the Swenson House Groundbreaking. May was the oldest and Margaret was the youngest (and last surviving) of the ten Swenson children. We are sorry to report Margaret passed away on December 6, 2018, but are grateful for her enduring desire to move this project forward. 

We look forward to carrying forth the legacy of May and the entire Swenson family through future generations of the family and the creativity of artists and writers who will visit the Swenson House.  


Margaret Woodbury


Groundbreaking Event - Photos

 

 

Margaret Woodbury reading an excerpt from "October"

 

 

President Noelle Cockett speaking at the groundbreaking