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Claire Fussell to speak at museum Monday

by Minden Press-Herald

The last Night at the Museum event before the summer break will be Monday at the Dorcheat Historical Museum.

Headlining the event, Monday, May 9, will be Claire Turner Fussell, who will speak on “Red Turner Stories.

Red Turner has been called a “Salty Saint.” He was that and so much more. He explored Minden as a child, played football for the Crimson Tide, fought in WWII as a Marine and returned home and bought Turner Lumber Company.

He married and raised a family and built some of the most beautiful homes in Minden. Red lived in the gentle, relaxed years of Minden. If you were privileged to have lived during those years, you will enjoy “reliving” the memories. If you weren’t, you will enjoy learning about Minden in the older days.

Hear Red’s stories of Minden from the 1920s through the 1970s, as related by his daughter, Fussell.

The 59th Night at the Museum will be in the Media/Learning Center at the Dorcheat Historical Museum. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6 p.m. Seating will be first-come, first-serve. Admission is free with potluck desserts and snacks welcome.

For more information, contact Shelley Brown Francis at 377-3002 or visit www.museuminminden.blogspot.com to sign up for the museum email. You will also find the museum on Facebook.

To learn more about Webster Parish’s rich history, visit the museum, located at 116 Pearl Street. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., closed from 1 until 2 p.m. for lunch. The museum is closed on Saturdays and Mondays.

Admission is free, and the museum can be opened for special tours and rental by appointment.

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