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Tales from Turner’s Boarding House

by Minden Press-Herald

Mrs. Harol Turner Thompson to speak

Special to the Minden Press-Herald

On Monday, April 9, Mrs. Harol Turner Thompson, a 1954 Minden High graduate, will be the April “Night for the Museum” speaker. This will be the 61st oral history program for the Dorcheat Museum and the 68th museum event for Dorcheat Museum since 2007.

Those who lived in Minden from 1934 until 1978 may remember sharing meals at Turner’s Boarding house on the corner of Fort and East and West Street.

Come listen to Harol Turner Thompson, daughter of Happy Turner and Hazell Adkins Turner, as she remembers her parents and grandparents.

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 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), Closed Saturdays.

The museum admission is free. Also open for special tours and rental by appointment.

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