Texas Independence Day Dinner Honors Prominent Texans At The Bullock Museum

By Rob Giardinelli   Photography by Chris Caselli

THE SETTING: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin was the venue for the 15 th Annual Texas Independence Day Dinner. The event, hosted by the Texas State History Museum Foundation, featured over 400 of the state’s most notable sociables and politicos for an evening of fun and tributes to two Texans who have made an indelible mark on the states culture and independent spirit: Charles Butt and Flaco Jimenez who were each honored with the History-Making Texan Award.

THE STYLE: The black-tie crowd kicked off the festivities in style before with a one-of-a-kind red carpet located at main entrance where attendees posed for photos with the iconic Texas star located outside of the museum as a backdrop while listening to ambient music courtesy of Austin Soundwaves Orchestra. Once inside, guests ascended the staircase in the main foyer of the Bullock to the second floor for cocktails where VIP’s had the opportunity mingle with the guests of honor.

The fun continued as partygoers gathered in the main foyer of the Bullock for the event program. The space, beautifully transformed in a sea of whites and metallics, with red floral décor that offered the space an extra pop of color, was where patrons dined on a delicious meal catered by The Four Seasons Hotel. Next came the tributes to the honorees, each of whom were the spotlight of a video showcasing the impact they have had on the state. After the program, the gracious honorees stayed well into the night to further mingle with VIP’s, capping off a magical evening that will be the talk of the Texas social scene for some time to come.

THE PURPOSE: The event, chaired by Carla Moran with Jan Bullock serving as honorary chair, raised over $1 million dollars for the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum educational programs and special projects.