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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, January 13, 2012
“Night At The Museum” With WWII Veteran Mr. Jack Holman
will hold its 1st “Night at the Museum” for the 2012 series of speakers on the second Monday night in February, 2012. Mr. Jack Holman will speak at the Dorcheat Historical Association and Museum on Dorcheat Historical Association Museum February 12th, 2012, about the Pacific Theater of Operations and Pearl Harbor.
Jack Holman spent his childhood and teenage years in
. His family owned a 100 acre farm located three blocks from down-town, and bordering the Macon, Mississippi on two sides. Jack and his childhood friends spent many hours on the river doing what boys do best, swimming, fishing and hunting squirrels, rabbits and quail, camping out and riding horses. Noxubee River
Then the world changed for Holman and his friends. The Japanese attacked
Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. The declared war, and the rest is history. Jack spent nearly three years in the U.S. Navy in the American, European, and Pacific Theaters of War. United States
Recently the College of the Ozarks,
, chose Jack to return to Point Lookout, Missouri Pearl Harbor with four other veterans and share memories of the war with ten college students. The tour lasted eleven days; Jack commented “What a tour!” Holman was also honored, to be part of group of Louisiana WWII Veterans that were treated to a day trip to with the “Louisiana Honor Air” program. Washington
Don’t miss your chance to hear about some amazing adventures. The museum events will be held in the Media/Learning room at the
, Dorcheat Historical Association Museum 116 Pearl Street, Minden, La. Museum doors will open at , with first-come, first-serve seating. Program begins at , admission is free with potluck desserts and snacks welcome.
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 (closed from 1-2 for lunch), Saturday - . The museum admission is free. Also open for special tours and rental by appointment. Minden
Members of the Bayou Questers visited the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum on Thursday January 12, 2012.
The Questers is an international study club which was founded in 1944 by Jessie Elizabeth Bardens. Its major objectives are to stimulate an appreciation of antiques and their collection; and to encourage the preservation and restoration of existing historical landmarks. The motivating principles of the organization are to be found in the following words from Mrs. Bardens:
"Antiques are part of human history, a tangible record of the things of everyday living. A fascinating hobby, the study of antiques gives the most pleasure to those who strive to learn all they can about where, when, why and how they were made. Through discovery and knowledge of antiques, we may bring the past to life and profit by the experiences of previous generations."