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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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Friday, February 12, 2016

“Night At The Museum” The McEachern Family In Webster Parish


“Night At The Museum”

The McEachern Family In Webster Parish

Doors Open at 5:30

Don’t miss this Dorcheat Historical Museum event for 2016!


April 11,th, 2016 Don't Miss It!
              The 58th “Night at the Museum” will take place Monday April 11th, 2016.  This event will feature Timmie McEachern. A nibble and a bite of history, fishing stories, and maybe a few tall tales is how to describe what you will be experiencing on this night.  This is your chance to hear a poet, songwriter, photographer, fisherman extraordinaire, and a heck of BBQ man.  McEachern will also be signing his new book “Rhymes without Reason” a collection of poems inspired by God, nature and the South!


“Not very long ago, I heard someone say; " Shake a tree in Minden and you're probably going to see a McEachern fall out of it!”  Many of the traditions of our Scottish ancestors still hold true today.  The roots of our goodly heritage still run deep and it is clearly evident that we are "clannish" and that can be seen by the large number of McEachern's, living in Minden and in the northern part of Webster Parish where our ancestors settled over 150 years ago..." Hard working, dependable and upright”, that’s how I'd describe my McEachern family, one that I’m proud to be a part of.” says, lifelong Minden resident, Timmie McEachern.

Don't miss your chance to hear about some of our local history. 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.

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

“Night At The Museum” The Roberts and Madden Families In Webster Parish


“Night At The Museum”

The Roberts and Madden Families In Webster Parish

Doors Open at 5:30

Don’t miss this 2nd

 Dorcheat Historical Museum event for 2016!

The 57th “Night at the Museum” will take place Monday March 14th, 2016.  This event will feature several of our long time Webster Parish residents and family members.  The talk will be centered on the Roberts and the Madden families and the impact they had in the Webster parish area.

The Roberts and Madden families came to live in Minden in the late 1930s and mid-1940s.  The Minden Lumber Yard was purchased by Willard Roberts in 1938.  It later became Roberts-Brown, then Roberts Company.  J.G. Madden opened Madden Supply in the early 50s evolving into J.G. Madden, Contractor and later, Madden Contracting Company.

Today the last Roberts living in Minden is Lyda Roberts Madden.  Through the marriage of Lyda and James Madden there are today fifteen descendants living in Minden.  Eight of these are active members of the family corporation. 

Don't miss your chance to hear about some of our local history. 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.