Barnard's Mill Art Museum has received a bronze marker and recognition from the National Society of the Colonial Dames XVII Century, a leading historic preservation organization.

The marker, which measures 18 inches by 22 inches, will be unveiled this Sunday, Sept. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Barnard's Mill to commemorate its historical significance. A reception will follow.

State Sen. Brian Birdwell is expected to attend, as is Victoria Sykes, U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards' area field representative.

Joan Taylor, chairman of the marking and preservation of historic sites committee for the Thomas Joslin Chapter of the Colonial Dames, based in Granbury, said that an application was submitted to the national organization. It is the first marker placed by the Texas Colonial Dames chapter since 1976.

It's a coveted award, Taylor said.

James Barnard, whose family founded Glen Rose and built Barnard's Mill, will perform the unveiling. County Commissioner Mike Ford will be the master of ceremonies for the formal dedication.