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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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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

March 11, 2019 Wesley Harris Book Signing And Talk


Night At The Museum With Wesley Harris

“Early Outlaws and Mischief Makers In North Louisiana”

 



Monday, March 11, 2019 the 64th Dorcheat Museum event will take place featuring Mr. Wesley Harris.  This event will highlight early outlaws and mischief makers of the post-Civil War era. Don't miss your chance to hear some of our local history as well as purchase a signed copy of Mr. Harris’s latest book “Neither Fear Nor Favor”. In addition to a law enforcement career spanning over 40 years, Harris has written professionally for over three decades, authoring several books and many articles on police procedure and American history. His work has appeared in national magazines like Mature Living, Wild West, and America’s Civil War. He has served in nearly every position in law enforcement—patrol officer, detective, trainer, section commander, and police chief. Currently, he is the manager of Lake Claiborne State Park and serves on the criminal justice faculty of the University of Phoenix. Harris is a native of Ruston and earned his B.S. and M.A. from Louisiana Tech. As a noted author and lecturer on police procedures, he has written several books and many articles and taught in police academies in thirteen states. Today, most of his writing focuses on historical subjects, especially those dealing with Reconstruction era crime. He lectures frequently on north Louisiana history and serves as president of the Lincoln Parish Museum. 

The museum events will be held in the Media/Learning center 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.