Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Inabnett headlines last ‘Night’ of season

The Miller-Inabnett family and their part in Louisiana history, will be the subject of the May 9 Dorcheat Historical Association Museum’s “Night For The Museum.”

Joe Miller Inabnett will make a presentation of their family that dates back to the 1870s, according to Schelley Brown Francis, executive director for the museum.  

“Joe Inabnett is a fifth generation Mindenite, who will speak about the life and times of his grandfather, Joe R. Miller, as related by his mother, the late Roy Miller Inabnett,” Francis said.  “Information was primarily sourced from his mother and stories she told from her youth in Minden.”

Roy Miller Inabnett (1910-2003) lived in Minden for 93 years.

Inabnett is an attorney, who practices in New Orleans after graduating from Tulane Law School in 1967.  

Although Inabnett married a New Orleans girl and raised a family there, he said he will always call Minden home and returns regularly to the family home.

The family home was originally started by Lucy Brodnax Kennon in 1840, but she died before the home was completed, so it was first occupied by her son-in-law, William Hardy, around 1855. The home has been in the Miller family since the 1890s.

Joe Miller was a well-known Minden merchant in the early 1870s. He married Roy Scales. They were the parents of Roy Miller Inabnett and grandparents of the guest speaker Joe Miller Inabnett.   

“Don’t miss your chance to hear about one of Minden’s most interesting families,” Francis said.  

The event will be held at Christopher’s, 615 Main St.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with first-come, first-served seating.

“This program will draw a large crowd, so lawn chairs are recommended to ensure a seat,” Francis said.  

The program begins at 6 p.m. and 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 Webster Parish’s rich history visit the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum located at 116 Pearl Street in Minden.  
Museum hours are listed on the Web site.






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