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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, November 22, 2013

Get In The Christmas Spirit December 7th, 2013 In Minden, LA

Minden's Holiday Tour of Homes to be held on December 7th, 2013 from 11 am - 3 pm.
Tickets for the tour are $10 and may be purchased at each location or on the trolley.    Visitors my take their own cars to each location, or simply catch a free ride on the trolley which will be constantly be  making the route picking folks up.   The trolley ride will originate at the City Art Works, 701 Main Street.  There is plenty of parking at the Minden Civic Center.
Downtown merchants will be hosting holiday sales and Open Houses on Saturday at Wrap it Up Downtown!  
The Minden Community Chorus will be giving a glimpse of what can be expected at their annual Christmas Concerts (to be held on December 17th at the First United Methodist Church) from 3 until 4 on Saturday the 7th at City Art Works.   The Chorus will also have refreshments for visitors to enjoy! 
 Dorcheat Museum will be open Free Admission from 11-3
Santa will also be hanging around downtown on Saturday.
The Minden Evening Lions Club Annual Christmas Parade will top off the festivities of the day.   The parade begins at 5PM in Downtown Minden.
For more information call:
Pattie Odom, Downtown Development
318-464-0266