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Welcome To The Minden, Louisiana's Dorcheat Museum Blog

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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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Time At The Museum

A Glimpse of Christmas Past is the theme for the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum from now until the end of the 2011 year.  Museum director Schelley Francis is encouraging everyone to come by the museum at 116 Pearl Street and take a peek at what Christmas was like over 100 years ago in Minden. 

The museum is showcasing a collection of antique Christmas cards that date from 1910-1912 that were mailed to or from a Minden family.  The O’Bier Cabin is decked out in pioneer style for the holidays with a tree and red & white quilts.  Don’t miss taking a look at what the winter of 1892 was like in Minden with the special Minden Postcard exhibit. 

Don’t forget the museum has a gift shop with some great local history gifts, cookbooks, prints and DVDs.  Plus shipping and gift wrapping is available for your items. 

The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum will be hosting the Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at 116 Pearl Street in Minden.  The theme of the evening is also “A Glimpse of Christmas Past”.  So don’t miss your chance to see the museum during Christmas.   The museum is free admission and free guided tours.