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Thank you for visiting the Dorcheat Historical Association and Museum Blog. The Dorcheat Historical Museum is the only museum inside the city limits of Minden, Louisiana. The museum opened June 10th, 2008. Admission Free with donations welcomed. Our hours are, Tuesday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., closed for lunch from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., open again from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday we are closed but open by appointment for special showings and meetings. We would like to invite you to visit our location at 116 Pearl Street in Minden, Louisiana. We look forward to sharing our history with you. For more information please contact museum director Schelley Brown Francis at 318-377-3002 or 318-423-0192.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

3 Heads Are Better Than One





“Three Members of One of Minden’s Oldest Famlies” The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum held its third “Night for the Museum” for the 2011 series of speakers to a packed house on Monday night, April 11th, 2011. The event highlighted the history of the Drew family. The evening began with an introduction of the evening by parish historian John Agan followed by Richard Drew Carey. Carey told of his extensive research of the Drew family with visits overseas and Utah seeking more information. Drew White followed with his story of the community of Overton and the hardships this family must have faced to just survive. The final speaker was the always entertaining Judge Harmon Drew telling stories of his grandfather and father. “Everyone just loves these museum events at Christopher’s.” commented an attendee of the night. “Where else can you go in Minden on a Monday night and see everyone in town and learn something about your surroundings free of charge? We really have something to be proud of.” stated another museum patron. The museum is now open free of charge Tuesday-Saturday. The next speaker will be Mr. Joe Miller Inabnett on May 9th, 2011. The summer program will begin at the end of the school year with more information to be announced soon. These events will also be something that anyone interested in Minden’s rich history will not want to miss. If you would like to hear the story as told by the Drew family members you can contact the museum for your copy of the DVD for $10 each. For more information contact Schelley Brown at 318-377-3002 or visit www.museuminminden.blogspot.com . You can also find the museum on Facebook.