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Formed in 2000, the Somervell History Foundation is a 501(c)3
non-profit membership organization. Even in those early days of the
Foundation, the group was filled with the spirit and progressive ideals
that have grown into the fulfillment of a dream.


In September 2007, the founders watched their first plans bring a
Robert Summers' bronze, The Barnards of the Brazos, "First Family of
Glen Rose", to the Historic Courthouse Square. Their foresight set the
stage for their next dream. Mr. Richard H. Moore, Jr. owner of Barnard's Mill and Art Museum, recognized the spirit and determination of the Foundation and deeded, as a gift, his personal home, Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum, to the Somervell History Foundation.
Now the Foundation is building a new dream, the restoration of the museums.


The Foundation has received a matching funds grant from the Texas Historical Commission to be used for setting the Foundation for their next project, to restore and preserve the Mill the art galleries.


To accomplish this mission the following goals were adopted:


1. To provide educational, historical, and cultural activities for area schools.


2. To provide cultural programs and tours to educate visitors on the history of Banard's

Mill and the of the surrounding areas.


3. To educate current residents and new settlers to the cultural and historical values
of the area.


4. To restore and preserve Barnard's Mill and Art Museum.



Somervell History Foundation's base and strength is its members and its primary focus
in this community is its unique responsibility in preserving Barnard's Mill and Art Museum. The Board of Directors works diligently to raise funds and plan exciting events that stimulate interest in the Mill.




Supporting the Arts, Education

and Preservation of Historic Resources

in Glen Rose, Somervell County and Texas

P.O. Box 2537

307 SW Barnard Street

Glen Rose, TX 76043


(254) 897-7494