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Lynn Dorsey

10:07am

Fri November 21, 2014
Arts

Germantown Colony Museum reopens in Minden, 1800s artifacts preserved

Credit Friends of Germantown Colony Museum Facebook

Germantown Colony Museum in Minden, Louisiana, reopened Thursday after a year-long construction of a visitor’s center.

The new dogtrot-style building showcases German settlers who established a commune in North Louisiana beginning in the mid-1800s in a quest to avoid religious persecution.

Lynn Dorsey, executive director of the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the $512,000 project ensures that artifacts will be preserved.

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11:53am

Mon July 8, 2013
Local

Construction under way to modernize Minden's Germantown Colony Museum

The historical gem of Minden, La. -- the Germantown Colony Museum -- is getting a second life with a new visitor’s center under construction. The new building will showcase the German settlers who established a commune in north Louisiana in the early 1800s in a quest to avoid religious persecution.

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