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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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Friday, June 7, 2013


The LA RIDER TV Crew visited the museum in June to film an upcoming episode that will air soon on FOX Sports Network. LA RIDER is Louisiana’s premier television magazine show dedicated exclusively to touring, cruising, wrenching and just plain old motorcycle riding. Each episode of this weekly broadcast is jam-packed with stories on motorcycles and the people who ride them. If you like motorcycles, there is something for you in LA Rider.

From test rides, product reviews and how-to tips to day rides, extended vacations and touring destinations—you’ll see it on LA Rider. Plus, you’ll find the latest safety information and riding tips, as well as feature stories on interesting people who ride motorcycles.

Join Tammi Arender, Bob Courtney and the entire LA Rider gang each and every week as they explore the wonderful and exciting world of motorcycles.

Female Rider T.W. Robinson visited Dorcheat Museum along with Webster Parish Tourism Director Lynn Dorsey to show off a little of what Minden has to offer.  Museum Director Schelley Brown Francis just happens to be an avid Harley rider and also the AR/LA/MS District Director of the Motor Maids (The Oldest Women's Riding Organization In The U.S. since 1940).  This made for a perfect opportunity for two women riders to talk about riding, tourism in the area, history and the importance of women riding their motorcycles! for the link to the show on Webster Parish. 
Dorcheat Museum Director Schelley Brown Francis
AR/LA/MS District Director Motor Maids, Inc.
(Since 1940 The Oldest Women's Riding Organization In The U.S.)

Schelley Francis and T.W. Robinson
Film For LA RIDER TV in front of the Dorcheat Museum