Architectural historian Elizabeth Porterfield looks at the history of a New Orleans summer necessity.
The Gallier House hosts a lecture by architectural historian Elizabeth Porterfield tracing the invention of air conditioning from ancient Egypt to modern solutions. Porterfield also discusses contemporary issues of preservation and the process of retrofitting historic buildings.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website of the Herman-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses.