Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

McInnis shares with packed house


Minden businessman Philip McInnis entertained a packed house last week as the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum held its 38th "Night at the Museum" on February 11.

"People started coming in early, so I knew we were going to have a full house," said museum Director Schelley Brown Francis. "Philip has such a dry humor that he kept the crowd entertained. He gave a very detailed account of his family history along with some great pictures to add interest for everyone in attendance. He did a wonderful job, and we are so glad he agreed to speak for the evening event."

McInnis is a member of one of Minden's early business families. The McInnis Insurance business in Minden dates back to the 1920s and the McInnis Brothers Construction dates back to the 1940s.

McInnis spoke of his grandparents and what it was like for him growing up in Minden. Like many others, he wouldn't trade growing up in Minden for anything. He said he is very grateful and appreciative of his life here in Webster Parish.

Museum events are available on DVD for $10 each.

The next "Night at the Museum," Monday, March 11, will feature Joan Wiley Luck, who will talk about one of Minden's pioneer families.

Museum events are held in the Media/Learning room at the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, 116 Pearl Street, Minden.

Museum doors open at 5:30 p.m., for "Night" events with first-come, first-serve seating. Programs begin at 6 p.m., admission is free with potluck desserts and snacks welcome.

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






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