“The November 10th, 2008 “Night for The Museum” promises to be one of our most informative evenings to date” stated Museum director Schelley Brown. Clifton D. Cardin the official Bossier Parish Historian will be on hand for a very special evening of history. Mr. Cardin will be speaking on Old Bossier Parish, now western Webster parish and other historic events shared by Minden, Webster and Bossier Parish.
Mr. Cardin is a Louisiana native with close ties to Webster parish having lived in Dixie Inn from 1984-1996. Since retirement he now owns Nike-Hercules "Cold War" Missile Base in Bellevue. He gladly answers all questions in regards to his knowledge of our parish history.
He is an accomplished author of five books on Bossier Parish history. He is currently working on several other history related books.
1. Bossier Parish History 1843-1993 the first 150 years.
The topic of Mr. Cardin’s talk will be about how Bossier parish was formed from Claiborne Parish. Until 1871, Bossier Parish included what are now Webster and Red River parishes. Its boundaries were originally Loggy Bayou to Lake Bistineau to Bayou Dorcheat to the Arkansas-Louisiana state line to the Red River back to the mouth of Loggy Bayou.
The monthly event will again be held at Christopher’s located at 615 Main Street in Minden, Louisiana. Refreshments will be provided by Dorcheat Museum and sponsored by Ty Pendergrass of Argent Financial. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 P.M. and an opening welcome from Mr. Thad Andress; President of the Dorcheat Historical Association & Museum, Inc. and introduction by Webster Parish historian; John Agan. Program will begin at 6:30 with a special gift basket to be given away to a lucky attendee at the end of the evening! A two night stay with a value of $378 at the McKay House in Jefferson will also be raffled off at the end of the evening. A special tour of the Dorcheat Historical Museum located at 116 Pearl Street will follow these two drawings. “These events are growing in attendance every month. The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum is proud to be able to offer the citizens of Webster Parish a glimpse into the past. We will not be having an event in December so this will be our last event for 2008. We have a great lineup of speakers already booking for our 2009 events which will begin in January. 2009 is going to be filled with exciting museum events.” stated Ms. Brown. For more information on “A Night for the Museum with Mr. Clifton D. Cardin” please contact Schelley Brown at 318-423-0192 or visit http://www.museuminminden.blogspot.com/ Reservations not required first come first serve seating.