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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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In return for your support, you will receive not only a tax deduction, but also, invitations to all museum activities. Please give every consideration to helping with this endeavor. Be a part of Webster Parish history by becoming a proud supporter of the Webster Parish Dorcheat Historical Association and Museum.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

The Campbell Family “A Lasting Legacy” October 10th, 2011

The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum will hold its 5th and final “Night for the Museum” for the 2011 series of speakers on the second Monday night in October, 2011. Rebecca Campbell Marvin and John C. Campbell will speak to the Dorcheat Historical Association and Museum on October 10, 2011, on the role the Campbell family played in Minden . Of the seven Campbell brothers, Tom, John T., Cecil and Harry all moved to Minden from Bienville Parish. Tom Campbell served as Webster Parish Clerk of Court for 20 years. John T. Campbell and Cecil Campbell practiced law in Minden from the late 20s until they died in the 1990s. Harry Campbell served as Superintendent of the Webster Parish School Board. The brothers were significantly involved in the legal, political and educational community for over fifty years.

Don’t miss your chance to hear about one of Minden ’s most interesting and influential families. The event will be held at Christopher’s, 615 Main St. , Minden , La. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. , with first -come, first- serve seating. This program will draw a large crowd, so lawn chairs are recommended to insure a seat. Program begins at 6:00 p.m. , admission is free with potluck desserts and snacks welcome. For more information contact Schelley Brown Francis at 318-377-3002 or visit to sign up for the museum email blast. You can also find the museum on Facebook. To learn more about Webster Parish’s rich history visit the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum located at 116 Pearl Street in Minden . Museum hours; closed on Monday, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed from 1-2 for lunch), Saturday 10 a.m. - noon . The museum admission is free. Also open for special tours and rental by appointment.