McEachern to speak at museum event

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Timmie McEachern will be the featured speaker at the Bayou Dorcheat Historical Museum’s “Night at the Museum” Monday.

A nibble and a bite of history, fishing stories, and maybe a few tall tales is how to describe what you will experience on this night.

McEachern will also be signing his new book “Rhymes without Reason” a collection of poems inspired by God, nature and the South.

“Not very long ago, I heard someone say; ‘Shake a tree in Minden and you’re probably going to see a McEachern fall out of it,’” McEachern said. “Many of the traditions of our Scottish ancestors still hold true today. The roots of our goodly heritage still run deep and it is clearly evident that we are clannish.”

The event will be in the Media/Learning room at the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, located at 116 Pearl St. in downtown Minden.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and will be with first-come, first-serve seating. The program begins at 6 p.m., admission is free with potluck desserts and snacks welcome.

For more information, contact Schelley Brown Francis at 377-3002 or visit www.museuminminden.blogspot.com to sign up for the museum email blast. The museum can also be found on Facebook.

To learn more about the parish’s rich history, visit the museum; museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., closed Mondays and Saturdays. The museum will be closed from one to two hours for lunch.

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

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