Minden Press-Herald

Sep 16th

Local museum updates past

Staff Report

Dorcheat Historical Association Museum has several new exhibits to highlight the recent work being done in the Military and the Religion section of the museum and a new temporary exhibit showcasing the Chaffe family in Minden during the 1800s.

Museum director, Schelley Francis said admission is free, Tuesday through Saturday, making it possible for anyone who wishes to tour the museum to have that opportunity.

"I encourage people to book group tours by calling the museum at 377-3002," Francis said. "You get so much more out of your museum experience if you plan the guided tour."

The following description of the Chaffe family is from Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana printed in 1890.

"Christopher Chaffe, proprietor of Minden foundry and livery stable, Minden, La. Among the enterprising, pushing, thoroughgoing and public spirited citizens of Minden and Webster Par., Louisiana the above mentioned gentleman ranks among the first. He is a native of England, born in Devonshire County on January 8, 1818, and his parents, John and Johanna (Skelton) Chaffe, were natives of the same country.

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