Mission Statement

The purpose of the Minden, Louisiana Historic Residential District Association shall be to promote a sense of community for our neighborhood while preserving and protecting this area in the manner that it deserves by retaining and enhancing its original historical integrity; forge working relationships with the City; foster civic participation; promote beautification and pride in the neighborhood; maintain, enhance, and encourage quality housing that reinforces the character and charm of our historic neighborhood; and provide a focal point for all neighborhood issues that may affect our residents. The members will respect the fact that this is a nationally protected area and to treat it as such.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spend your summer as a History Pioneer


Be a History Pioneer at the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum. The Webster parish museum located at 116 Pearl Street is offering free summer admission to everyone, beginning with the end of the school year. Tuesday – Friday special 30 minute to 1 hour tours will be offered for young and old. Each child will receive a special museum activity book when they visit plus everyone will learn a little Webster parish history. Schelley Brown commented, “I hope that all parents and grandparents will take advantage of our free admission programs this summer. With the high cost of summer activities for children we wanted to be the place you can come to for an hour or so without having to spend a dime. We want to be able to fill a void for our visitors and children on summer vacation in our area. I have several types of tours for all ages plus I plan on having antique cars and tractors on display throughout the summer in front of the museum. We hope to have our theater room finished before summer is over which will be a great bonus for everyone. The museum is a fun place to visit and I know that everyone will enjoy the history activity book that they will receive at the end of their tour.” For group tours it is suggested to call ahead. For more information call the museum at 377-3002 or visit www.museuminminden.blogspot.com .

2 comments:

artalley24 said...

What a nice program and a wonderful blogsite. I enjoyed looking at the pictures in past blogposts of Minden and seeing familiar faces. Wish I didn't live so far away. My kids might enjoy the program. We'll have to stop by the museum the next time we're in Minden for a visit.

Thoughts of Eva said...

Glad to see Minden is thinking about not only it's future but learning about it's past! I am originally from Minden & now live in Oklahoma & am extremely homesick pretty much year round lol :) the older we get,the more important knowing where & who we came from is! I hardly ever get to come home(yes Minden is & always will be my HOME! No matter where I am "residing" at any time in my life) I'm so proud to tell people I'm from Minden & then tell them all about Minden & show them lots of pictures of home & historical homes, cemetaries etc, & they always are amazed at the beauty & charm of Minden! Keep up the great, oh so important, work!! :)