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Help Us Keep History Alive In Webster Parish
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.
All contributions may be mailed to:
Dorcheat Historical Association Museum
PO Box 1094
Minden, Louisiana 71058.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Dorcheat Historical Association
And Museum, Inc.
Happiness is accomplishing something you set out to do.
I know I join a number of others in being so happy that we have created a museum. Not only that, it is a very good one and our team is making it continue to move forward in many different ways. I say “our team” because we have had a remarkable number of folks join us in this endeavor. There are our private donors, large and small, our public bodies, and our businesses. There are our volunteer workers who have spent many hours painting, cleaning, keeping our financial records and archives, working on fund raisers, and soliciting donations. Then there are the donors of the objects for our displays, so very important to a museum. These have increased immensely now that our ability to display and preserve them has been shown. Certainly our “Night for the Museum” has been a team effort-- a very successful one at that!
Our paid workers, Schelley Francis and Larry Milford, are most important cogs in the team effort and continue to grow in their abilities to create and operate a museum.
We really have an amazing success! People are coming from all over to visit and enjoy the museum. Other museums have visited us to study our methods of promoting the museum, as well as our display technology.
We are calling on our supporters to provide the financial assistance that will enable us to continue to move forward in preserving our heritage.
Please fill out the enclosed card and send us your gift.
Come see us!
Thad Andress, President
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
held its 5th and final “Night for the Museum” for the 2011 series of speakers on Monday night Dorcheat Historical Association Museum October 10th, 2011, to a record crowd. Cora Lou Brown Robinson, lifelong friend of the family, gave a heart-felt introduction as only a true friend can. Many of the Campbell family members traveled to Campbell to attend the museum event. Minden
Rebecca Campbell Marvin spoke first and was followed by John C. Campbell. Both spoke of their parents and uncles and the role these men played in their lives as well as the role they played in the history of
and the state of Minden . Of the seven Louisiana brothers, Tom, John T., Cecil and Harry all moved to Campbell from Bienville Parish. Tom Campbell served as Webster Parish Clerk of Court for 20 years. John T. Campbell and Cecil Campbell practiced law in Minden from the late 20s until they died in the 1990s. Harry Campbell served as Superintendent of the Webster Parish School Board. The brothers were significantly involved in the legal, political and educational community for over fifty years in the state of Minden . Louisiana
At the end of the evening stories were told by audience members to add to the night’s memories. Foster Campbell, a cousin and member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission and former 26 year member of the Louisiana Senate spoke of what he had learned about being a public servant from his relatives.
If you missed your chance to hear about one of Minden’s most interesting and influential families a
DVD of the evening is available for $10 at the museum. 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 , located at Dorcheat Historical Association Museum 116 Pearl Street in . Museum hours: closed on Monday, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed from 1-2 for lunch), Saturday - . The museum admission is free. Also open for special tours and rental by appointment. Minden
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Daughters of the American Revolution (
Martha Willis Johnson, Jane Sistrunk, Nancy Bickham, LSDAR Librarian and Betsy Moreland .