“Telling Tales Out Of School Again” with Carleton Prothro Minden’s Man of the Year 2017
Monday, August 10th, Carleton Prothro will take center stage once again. Prothro will be the 57th guest speaker for the Dorcheat Museum and the 63rd museum event for Dorcheat Museum. This beloved man known by many as “The Colonel” and now Minden’s 2017 recipient of the Man of the Year Award, will be speaking on his many comical experiences in the Webster Parish school system. This is certain to be an evening you don’t want to miss! He packed the house in 2009 with his first talk!
Prothro is a graduate of Byrd H.S. and the
. He was married to Lois Price in 1957, and the
couple has two sons: Carleton who lives in University
and works for Bunge Corp in Danbury, Ct. and
Lance who lives in White
Plains, New York ,
and is a geologist for Dept of Energy.
The Prothro’s have two grandchildren: granddaughter, Whitney, whom
recently became employed by St. Jude, and currently lives in Las Vegas ,
and grandson, Hunt, who is a junior at Pittsburg, Pa. . Auburn University
Carleton’s career includes his military service of 27 years of active and reserve duty. He retired in 1981, with the rank of colonel. He is most known for his teaching career from 1958-1995 as teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and Title 1 coordinator. It is this part of Prothro’s life that will be the focus of the evening. The many pranks that have been played, memorable excuses from class, and tales of caught skippers will be told by one of
most beloved educators. Always a smile
on his face and a joke on his lips is what most people think of, when they
think of this Minden
icon. His humor is sometimes
questionable, but always brings a laugh to anyone within hearing distance. Minden
Don't miss your chance to hear about some of our local history. The museum events will be held in the Media/Learning center at the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, 116 Pearl Street, Minden, La. Museum doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with first-come, first-serve seating. Program begins at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free with potluck desserts and snacks welcome.
For more information contact Schelley Brown Francis at 318-377-3002 or visit www.museuminminden.blogspot.com to sign up for the museum email blast. You can also find the museum on Facebook. To learn more about Webster Parish's rich history visit the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum located at 116 Pearl Street in Minden. Museum hours; closed on Monday, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed from 1-2 for lunch), Saturday CLOSED. The museum admission is free. Also open for special tours and rental by appointment.