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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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Thursday, March 24, 2016

"Red Turner Stories" presented by Claire Turner Fussell


“Night At The Museum”

“Red Turner Stories” presented by Claire Turner Fussell

Don't Miss It!
May 9th, 2016, don’t miss this Dorcheat Historical Museum event for 2016!  It’s our last museum event before our summer break from speakers.  Doors Open at 5:30.

Red Turner has been called a “Salty Saint.” He was that and so much more. He explored Minden as a child, played football for the Crimson Tide, fought in WWII as a Marine, returned home and bought Turner Lumber Company, married and reared a family, and built some of the most beautiful homes in Minden. Red lived in the gentle, relaxed years of Minden. If you were privileged to have lived here during those years, you will enjoy “reliving” the memories.  If you weren’t, you will enjoy learning about Minden in the “olden days.” Join us at the Dorcheat Museum for the 59th “Night at the Museum” Monday May 9th, 2016.  Hear Red’s stories of Minden from the 1920’s thru the 1970’s, as related by his daughter, Claire Turner Fussell. 

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.