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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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Minden, Louisiana 71058.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Red Hat Ladies At The Museum

Shreveport’s Southern Belles Red Hatters Club visits Minden.
On Tuesday, August 28th, the Webster Parish Convention and Visitor’s Bureau hosted fifteen ladies from the Southern Belles Red Hatters Club of Shreveport. They began the day shopping at Say Baby, Minden’s newest boutique offering classy, sassy ladies fashions including clothing, jewelry, bling, fleur de lis and décor items. Say Baby is located at 200 Sibley Road. Owner Lisha Sikes treated the ladies to a continental breakfast and door prizes. They especially loved the “bling” and spent over an hour shopping. Being on a schedule, they had to move on but several plan to return and bring others.
Next they enjoyed a special tour of the Dorcheat Museum with Schelley Brown Francis. They even got to see the “new ghosts” occupying the old cabin in the museum. They loved the museum and discussed coming back in December and having their Christmas party in the new event room in the back. They also saw the preparations being made for the fundraiser for the museum on September 10th and wanted to attend to bid on the wonderful items being offered during the silent auction.
The ladies had great “home-cooked” meals at Moody’s Café at 600 MLK Drive in Minden after the museum tour. They loved the food and all cleaned their plates. They had seen Moody’s featured on KSLA Channel 12 “On the Road Show” and had to try it.
They concluded their day with a visit with Millie Rose at Second Hand Rose Antiques at 509 Main Street in downtown Minden, where the stars shop when they come to town! Millie entertained them with songs and stories of the movie stars who have visited her shop while filming in Webster Parish.
Lynn Dorsey