Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Orleans History of Pharmacy Museum

Just got back from a very quick trip to New Orleans. I'd never been before, so it was great fun to see the historic city for the first time. We stayed at the gorgeous Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter, a quick walk to the riverside and to Jackson Square.

As much as I enjoyed the trip, I was disappointed to have missed two sights I was really looking forward to seeing: Touro Synagogue of New Orleans and the History of Pharmacy Museum. I'm definitely returning to NOLA to see both of them as soon as I can.

In the meantime, here are some photos I took of the outside and window display of the History of Pharmacy Museum. History buffs will understand why I was so eager to go inside. However, the museum was closed on the one full day we had in NOLA.

According to the Pharmacy Museum's website, Louis Dufilho, a Portuguese immigrant, was the first licensed pharmacist to practice in New Orleans from 1823-1850. He was born in 1788 in France and died there in 1856. He and his wife, Emy, had seven children, all born in New Orleans.

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