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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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Night At The Museum" September 12th, 2011

“Museum Gala 2011”

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            Monday, September 12, 2011 , the Dorcheat Historical Museum will be hosting its third fundraising event since the 2008 opening of the parish museum.  “Last year the fundraiser was a huge success, and raised over $20,000.” Louise Snook, board member and gala event organizer reported.  In 2010 over 125 guests were in attendance, the museum was filled with anticipation of the night’s activities which included a silent auction and a first time viewing of the new state of the art Media/Learning Center & Theater.  This year promises to be no exception.  A wonderful array of silent auction items plus lots of great food and a showing of what has been accomplished for the year is already in the works. 

Cora Lou Robinson is in the process of painting 3 new original paintings for this event.  Last year one of her paintings brought in over $5000 for the museum.  We are really looking forward to seeing her new pieces.  Other artists have also contacted us about donating original works; we are thrilled with the response.  One of the artists is well known Minden artist Mrs. Chris Broussard.  Broussard is also working on a new original painting.  Updates will be announced as the event draws nearer.   

            The museum is really a showplace for our area and has received quite a bit of notice from the Shreveport area on local TV stations, magazines and newspapers.  With the new Media/Theater room opening, it gives the museum an extra advantage of being able to offer this facility to others.  “We can now rent this part of the museum out for meetings, reunions and parties, plus we have the added benefit of the theater system for Power Point or video presentations.” commented Snook.  For more information on the Dorcheat Museum call 318-377-3002 or visit at 116 Pearl Street.  To sign up for updates visit the website at you can also find us on Facebook

Double click on cards to enlarge them and then you can right click on cards to print them. Please mail your response cards in with a check for $25 per person by September 1st, 2011. Dorcheat Museum P.O. Box 1094 Minden, La. 71058