Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Museum library wants to grow

LibrDSC09549The Dorcheat Historical Museum is looking for a few good books and documents for the resource library.

Donations of Webster Parish school yearbooks, church directories, family histories, fraternal organization and church membership rosters, local business historical records, etc, are needed.

"Of particular interest: MHS yearbooks from 1922 – 1935, 1981-1997, 2006-present, Springhill Webster, Glenbrook and any other Webster Parish School - any year," said museum director Schelley Francis.

Each item will entered into the museum data base, by volunteer cataloger, Eddie Hammontree, retired Director of the Webster Parish Library System.

Searchable records, which are available to the public, include basic information about the item contents, donor, and associated persons.

"Donated items will remain in the library and are not available for check-out, unless special permission is obtained from myself or board President, Thad Andress," Francis said. "Individuals are permitted to make limited photographs and, if requested, museum staff will make and, if needed, mail photocopies of specific passages or entries."

Admission to the Museum is free, although, as with many small non-profit organizations, donations are appreciated.

Operating hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.

On weekdays, the museum is closed from 1 to 2 p.m. for lunch.

For more information, contact Francis at 377-3002 or Hammontree at 377-2051.






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