Mosquitoes in the Country; September 7, 1872; magazine illustration by Solomon Eytinge; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1980.202

Mosquitoes in the Country; September 7, 1872; magazine illustration by Solomon Eytinge; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1980.202

August 18, 2018

10 a.m.

533 Royal Street

This event is exclusively for THNOC members. Admission is free, but space is limited. For reservations, email wrc@hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.

Specialized architecture, home furnishings, and clothing helped Louisianans stay cool in the days before air conditioning. For the third installment of of the 2018 Williams Decorative Arts Lectures—presented exclusively for THNOC members—decoritive arts curator Lydia Blackmore will examine the adaptations in southern decorative arts, from punkahs to seersucker, that helped make life more comfortable during long, hot summers. 

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