Help Us Keep History Alive In Webster Parish
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.
All contributions may be mailed to:
Dorcheat Historical Association Museum
PO Box 1094
Minden, Louisiana 71058.
Friday, June 8, 2012
If They See It Or Hear It They Will Come!
Museum director Schelley Francis stated, “We are so grateful to the Minden Press Herald for covering what we do at the museum. The online website for the news paper can be accessed by everyone near and far. These types of tools and social media have helped us so much in the last few years. It gets the word out about what we doing almost as soon as we do it. We want everyone to know where we are and that we are free to the public. We have a wonderful small museum, we like to think we are the best little museum around! We are constantly trying to keep up with technology and have created a QR Code. This code can be scanned now from a sign on our front door with your cell phone. The code then takes you to our website or wherever we direct it. We may incorporate these codes later into our exhibits and a map of
’s historic sites. We want the Webster Parish museum to be interesting to all ages by using all different types of methods. We already use videos and sound effects throughout the museum that tell our history or make an exhibit more life-like, I feel that we are a stop, look and listen museum already. I encourage everyone to come by and see what we have to offer.” Minden
The museum is always a work in progress;
is currently working on some new and exciting exhibits. Museum exhibit designer Larry Milford’s recent trip to Dorcheat Museum has inspired many new ideas for the museum that will be coming to fruition soon. Baton Rouge ’s work is always impressive and his new ideas will be a wonderful addition. Milford
is open Tuesday – Friday from until (closed from 1-2 for lunch) and Saturday from 10 – . The museum is also open by appointment for special tours after hours. The Media/Learning Center room is available for rent and currently is showcasing the Louisiana Bicentennial exhibit until the end of June. As an added plus all children will receive a free history gift when they visit. For more information contact Schelley Francis at 318-377-3002. Dorcheat Historical Association Museum