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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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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

If You Build It They Will Come

North Acres Church Senior Adult Class take a tour!

Mr. Claude West and sister Gloria West Evans draw a crowd of over 125 !

Over 300 guest for the month of March!
The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum has been a very busy place this March.  The Minden Study Club group held their monthly meeting in the Media/Learning Center on Friday March 2, 2012 with John Agan the Webster Parish Historian as guest speaker.  Next on the calendar was the 2nd “Night at the Museum” with Gloria West Evans and Mr. Claude West speaking to over 120 people about the West family.  This event was followed up on Wednesday March 14th, 2012 with the Senior Adult class of North Acres Baptists Church attending a 45 minute tour of the museum.   Schelley Francis reported over 300 people have been through the museum in just the past few weeks. 

Mrs. Francis stated, “Having the “Nights at the Museum” in our Media/Learning Center is really working out great.  The people get to experience what we are all about.  So many people that have not been to the museum before are getting to see it for the first time.  The WOW factor is what we strive for and we are sure getting a lot of that now.  We have hopes of expansion within the next year or so and with so many people now seeing what we have this will speed up the need for more room.  We couldn’t be more pleased, with the generosity of the many people and entities that have helped us to get to where we are today.  The museum was a long time coming and so much hard work has been done since 2008 to get to where we are today.  We have a first class facility with so much to offer for all ages.  Plus you can rent out the museum for special events!”

If you would like to book a class tour or a special group tour of the museum please give museum director Schelley Francis a call at 318-377-3002.  Admission is free.  Museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed from 1-2 lunch) Saturday from 10-noon.  We can accommodate other hours with a special booking.  Join us on Facebook to find out the latest information and you can also sign up for email blast by visiting the museum blog at .