Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Oct 01st

The Campbell Family – A lasting legacy

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The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum will hold its fifth and final "Night for the Museum" for the 2011 series of speakers on Monday, October 10.

Rebecca Campbell Marvin and John C. Campbell will speak to the Dorcheat Historical Association and Museum on the role the Campbell family played in Minden.

Of the seven Campbell brothers, Tom, John T., Cecil and Harry all moved to Minden from Bienville Parish. Tom Campbell served as Webster Parish Clerk of Court for 20 years.

John T. Campbell and Cecil Campbell practiced law in Minden from the late 1920s until they died in the 1990s. Harry Campbell served as Superintendent of the Webster Parish School Board. The brothers were significantly involved in the legal, political and educational community for over fifty years.

"Don't miss your chance to hear about one of Minden's most interesting and influential families," said museum director Schelley Brown Francis.

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

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

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

Program begins at 6 p.m., admission is free with potluck desserts and snacks welcome.

For more information contact Francis at 377-3002 or visit museuminminden.blogspot.com to sign up for the museum email blast.

The museum is also 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. until 4 p.m. (closed from 1 until 2 p.m. for lunch), Saturday 10 a.m. until noon. The museum admission is free. Also open for special tours and rental by appointment.

 

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