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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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Dorcheat Historical Association Museum
PO Box 1094

Minden, Louisiana 71058.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Webster Association of Retired Teachers

Webster Association of Retired Teachers Visit Museum

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 the “Webster Association of Retired Teachers” visited the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum for their annual year-end event. A special tour organized by museum board member Dr. Roy Phillips was provided by Schelley Brown Francis, the museum director. This interesting and informative tour took the members back through the time line of Webster Parish. The following members attended the event: Ms. Vila Dennis, President; Mrs. Catherine Terrell, Secretary. Members: Mrs. Marguerite A. Hayes Williams; Mrs. Mabel Jones; Mrs. Virginia Jefferson; Mrs. Mary Johnson; Mr. Nathaniel Johnson and Dr. Roy G. Phillips. Ms. Vila Dennis commented, “The tour was very informative and most enjoyable. After the tour the museum was presented a check by the group.
For your free group tour of the museum contact Mrs. Francis at 318-377-3002 or drop by the museum located at 116 Pearl Street in Minden. You can also find information about the museum on Facebook and on the museum web site .

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

“Stories From The Past From A Minden Native”

The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum held its 4th “Night for the Museum” for the 2011 series of speakers on Monday night, May 9th, 2011. The event highlighted the history of the Miller and Inabnett family. The evening began with an introduction of the evening by parish historian John Agan followed by guest speaker Mr. Joe Miller Inabnett. Inabnett told of his rich family history that dates back to the 1820s in the Minden area. Many that were on hand have vivid memories of Inabnett’s mother, Mrs. Roy Miller Inabnett. Mrs. Inabnett was a Minden native for over 90 years and had many rich memories of a century of change and of life as she knew it growing up in Minden. This was an emotion filled night for many including Joe Inabnett as he recounted stories and family history that had been handed down to him by his mother.
“I am so glad I was able to attend tonight.” commented one of the out of town guests that had traveled from Little Rock. “All of the speakers this year have been great! I have learned so much about our area by coming to the museum nights.” stated another museum patron. The museum is now open free of charge Tuesday-Saturday. The summer program will begin at the end of the school year with more information to be announced soon. These events will also be something that anyone interested in history will not want to miss.
If you would like to hear the story as told by Mr. Inabnett or any of the other speakers you can contact the museum for your copy of the DVD for $10 each. For more information contact Schelley Brown Francis at 318-377-3002 or visit . You can also find the museum on Facebook.