Ron Tanner: From Animal House to Our House


Tuesday, May 22, 2012 · 6:30 pm


Old Governor's Mansion Get Directions

Preservationist and DIY hero Ron Tanner will be performing his one-man show at the Old Governor's Mansion on May 22nd at 6:30pm. Ron's book FROM ANIMAL HOUSE TO OUR HOUSE: A LOVE STORY tells how he and his wife bought a ruined frat house and -- not knowing anything about renovation -- restored the house to its original Victorian glory. Their work was featured in THIS OLD HOUSE magazine in 2008.

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana is co-hosting the event to raise awareness about preserving the great architectural heritage of Louisiana. The event is free to Foundation for Historical Louisiana members, and costs $10 for guests.

Ron's presentation (with a slide show) is hilarious and awe-inspiring and is drawing a wide audience from preservationists, DIYers, old house lovers, inspiration-seekers, and romantics. Here's the book's trailer:

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