Dear members of our community,
As most of you know the Dorcheat Museum has had a sizeable financial cut for 2018 from the Webster Parish Police Jury. We are counting on our local community citizens, leaders and businesses to keep us going for years to come.
We now have two ways to make a donation to the museum:
As always you can mail a check directly to us at:
Dorcheat Historical Museum
P.O. Box 1094
Minden, LA 71058
We have created an account for the Dorcheat Museum….you will now have a stock donation option to make it easier for some of you to make your contributions. Ty Pendergrass with Argent Financial now is handling that part of our museum funding for us. I have worked with Ty on several financial transactions through the years, the museum board feels confident in his ability to help us for our future progress, growth and sustainability.
To transfer stock you will need to have your financial establishment contact; Argent Financial at 318-377-4262 and tell them it is in regards to the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum account. The Argent team will be glad to help you! I have been told you can donate in the amount of one share if you wish. Remember your donations are tax deductible, we are a 501c3 charitable organization.
We look forward to 2018 and what the New Year brings. We have cut back all spending that does not apply to day-to-day operation. We will still be offering our free admission, tours, and free speaker programs during the year. I encourage all of you to try to come to our September Fundraiser Gala. We still will be supplying plenty of history to you, with our many books and DVDs that you can purchase. Don’t forget we have our room in the back that is available for smaller groups to rent for business meetings and events.
All plans for expansion will be put on hold until future funding becomes available. We will never jeopardize what we have worked the last 11 years to build up. We have a top notch small museum and we will continue to operate for many years to come. Help us now! Preserve the past for our future generations by making a donation.
Schelley Brown Francis
Dorcheat Museum Director