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To further the interest in the history of pharmacology and promote its further development for the benefit of the general public.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an historic building within the Vieux Carre Historic District, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum showcases its extensive collection and provides interpretive educational programs to present and preserve the rich history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana; past and present.
The Museum also highlights the role of Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr. whose work symbolizes the beginning of a system of certifying the professional competence of pharmacists, and recognizing the vital significanceof that competence for the public health.
The site of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum was originally constructed as the apothecary and residence of America's first licensed pharmacist, Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr. Notable for its historic architecture and fascinating exhibits, it houses one of the most impressive collections of pharmaceutical artifacts in the country. A dedicated board, small paid staff, and enthusiastic volunteers work to keep the museum open to the public tuesdays through saturdays and provide guided tours, special events, and educational outreach.
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