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116 Pearl Street Then

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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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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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Help Our Museum Library Grow In 2013

The Dorcheat Historical Museum is looking for a few good books and documents for the resource library! Donations of Webster Parish school yearbooks, church directories, family histories, fraternal organization and church membership rosters, local business historical records, etc, are needed. Of particular interest: MHS yearbooks from 1922 – 1935, 1981-1997, 2006-present, Springhill Webster, Glenbrook, and any other Webster Parish School - any year.

Each item will entered into the museum data base, by volunteer cataloger, Eddie Hammontree, retired Director of the Webster Parish Library System. Searchable records, which are available to the public, include basic information about the item contents, donor, and associated persons.

Donated items will remain in the library and are not available for check-out, unless special permission is obtained from the Museum Executive Director, Schelley Francis or Board President, Thad Andress. Individuals are permitted to make limited photographs and, if requested, museum staff will make and, if needed, mail photocopies of specific passages or entries.

Admission to the Museum is free, although, as with many small non-profit organizations, donations are appreciated. Operating hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and 10:00 a.m.Noon on Saturdays. On Weekdays, the Museum is closed from 1:00 –2:-00 for lunch. For more information, contact Schelley at 318-377-3002 or Eddie at 318-377-2051.

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