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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, March 11, 2014

Standing Room Only Crowd At Dorcheat Historical Museum Monday Night



Standing Room Only Crowd At Dorcheat Historical Museum

The 41st “Night at the Museum” was held to a packed house, Monday March 10th, 2014.  Over 100 people turned out to hear four different speakers.  Webster Parish Historian Mr. John Agan began the evening with a brief history of the German Town Colony and its importance to our area.  Agan was followed by Susie Lester, Otto Krouse and LeVerne Kidd.  These last three speakers are of German heritage with ties to the original colony settlers.   They all spoke of their early childhood days and what it was like growing up in Minden.  Much was learned about Minden’s German heritage and influences that are still here today.
The 42nd speaker at the museum will be Mr. Butch Williams, on April 14th, 2014.  Don't miss your chance to hear about some of Minden's earliest families. The museum events will be held in the Media/Learning room at the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, 116 Pearl Street, Minden, La.  Museum doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with first-come, first-serve seating.  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 www.museuminminden.blogspot.com 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 CLOSED. The museum admission is free. Also open for special tours and rental by appointment.


Webster Parish Historian John Agan began the program for the evening

Susie Lester told of her early childhood

Otto Krouse a direct descendant of the Colony



LeVerne Kidd tells of her early childhood and her German Heritage
Over 100 people attended the event, many sharing Minden's German Heritage as direct descendants of the Colony