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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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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.

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Dorcheat Historical Association Museum
PO Box 1094

Minden, Louisiana 71058.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

2015 Holiday Hours

Dorcheat Historical Association Museum 2015 Holiday Hours

The Dorcheat Historical Association announces special 2015 holiday hours.

Closed for Thanksgiving November 26th-30th,    Open again on Tuesday December 1st

Closed for Christmas December 24th-28th     Open again on Tuesday December 29th

Closed for New Year December 31st- January 4th   Open again on Tuesday Jan 5th

            “We would like to accommodate any out-of-town visitors during this holiday season If possible.  The museum board members have asked that if anyone would like to see the museum to please give me call at 318-423-0192.  We want to show off the museum and may be able to do so during the holidays by appointment only.” stated museum director Schelley Brown Francis. 

The museum would also like to remind you of ways to help the museum under the Christmas tree this year.  Show your support and purchase one or all of the two very popular museum cookbooks, Cora Lou Robinson’s Christmas print, “Memories of Christmas” book and note cards make a great gift, Cora Lou Robinson’s “Hunter Playhouse” prints are still available, plus we have the popular “Night for the Museum” DVDs that make a great gift for anyone that loves the history of our area.  We also have the new John Agan book.  All of these items make a great stocking stuffer.  The museum offers shipping.  Don’t forget to shop early at the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum located at 116 Pearl Street.  Remember the museum is a 501c3 so you are urged to become a member or donate now for your 2015 deduction!  For more information please visit