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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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Minden, Louisiana 71058.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Time At The Museum

A Glimpse of Christmas Past is the theme for the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum from now until the end of the 2011 year.  Museum director Schelley Francis is encouraging everyone to come by the museum at 116 Pearl Street and take a peek at what Christmas was like over 100 years ago in Minden. 

The museum is showcasing a collection of antique Christmas cards that date from 1910-1912 that were mailed to or from a Minden family.  The O’Bier Cabin is decked out in pioneer style for the holidays with a tree and red & white quilts.  Don’t miss taking a look at what the winter of 1892 was like in Minden with the special Minden Postcard exhibit. 

Don’t forget the museum has a gift shop with some great local history gifts, cookbooks, prints and DVDs.  Plus shipping and gift wrapping is available for your items. 

The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum will be hosting the Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at 116 Pearl Street in Minden.  The theme of the evening is also “A Glimpse of Christmas Past”.  So don’t miss your chance to see the museum during Christmas.   The museum is free admission and free guided tours. 

Museum To Host Chamber After Hours In December

Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, Inc.

 Welcomes you to a “Glimpse of Christmas Past”

 “Chamber After Hours”

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

From The

Dorcheat Historical Museum

116 Pearl Street

Minden, Louisiana

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 See Our History On Display & Get In The Holiday Spirit

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Louisiana Travel Writers Come To Town

The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum was the gathering place for a Sunday breakfast hosted by Travel Host Magazine of Shreveport on November 20th, 2011.   A group of nine Louisiana Travel writers were guest at the museum on Sunday morning for a wonderful breakfast prepared by Mrs. Charlotte Martin.  Main Street Coordinator; Pattie Odom and Tourism Director; Lynn Dorsey were in charge of the days agenda which started at the museum for breakfast and a tour.  After a guided tour of the museum by museum director Schelley Brown Francis the group was then taken on a driving tour of Minden’s Historic Residential District by Francis.  Around noon the group toured Minden’s Main Streets for a little shopping and a trip to Minden’s Art on Main Studio.

Travel writers often come in groups to our area to see what kinds of interesting things are going on in different parts of the state.  This is a tourism based group so this is a great way for Minden to show what we have to offer in our area.  Can’t wait to see what great stories come out of their visit!