Two-stepping and toasting will be the main events Saturday night at Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum during the second annual Cowboys and Cabernet Gala.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will benefit the historic mill and museum, which is run by the Somervell History Foundation.
“Our charge is to preserve and renovate the mill,” foundation member Joan Taylor said.
The museum was donated to the foundation in 2007 by Robert E. Moore, who formerly owned the mill and used it as his residence.
The Somervell History Foundation first began preserving history in the county with the bronze of the Barnards several years ago. The bronze is now on the courthouse square and the foundation has turned its focus to the museum.
The 501(c)3 non-profit organization will host a night under the stars for the second year in a row in order to benefit the museum.
The foundation’s 10-year plan is divided into three phases, which it hopes to fully fund, Taylor said.
The funds raised at last year’s Cowboys and Cabernet went toward repairing the grout between the rocks on the exterior of the building.
“Once we get all of the outside secure then we start renovation on the inside,” Taylor said.
The gala is western-inspired and attendees can wear appropriately themed attire.
For more information, visit barnardsmill.org or call 1-888-346-6282.