Robertson Plantation Gala Set for October!
Historic Salado Home Opens to the Public for One Evening
The Salado Museum and College Park will host the annual Robertson Plantation Gala on Friday, October 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This year’s Gala, an evening of fine food and socializing, is entitled “Christmas in October” and the house will be decorated to match this holiday theme. This event is the only time each year that the historic Salado plantation house is open to the public. Tickets are $50 each and are available for purchase at the museum.
The Robertson Plantation, with barn and servants’ quarters, is one of the most complete and authentic plantations in Texas. It is presently owned and operated as a working ranch by the direct descendants of Colonel Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson (1820-1879), a Texas pioneer, patriot, soldier, jurist and one of the founders of Salado College and the town of Salado.
Begun in 1854 the Plantation house is a striking example of Greek-Revival style architecture and was a structure of magnificent proportions for the Texas frontier. There are also French, African and Creole as well as Anglo influences in the design of the house. Built of cypress and pine, it has stood the test of time as the Colonel intended.