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