Texas, Travel

National Museum of Funeral History

A chance drive by led to a visit to the National Museum of Funeral History.  This museum is located on the north side of Houston just of I-45 at exit 64. The building itself doesn’t stand out and you might just drive by it without giving the industrial-looking facade a second glance. Instead, consider paying the reasonable entrance fee (around $10 or under with discount) and take in the some 35,000 items on display through this museum’s permanent and special exhibits. All of which focus on the history of funerals. Such exhibits include:

Some of the more interesting findings during my tour of the museum continues as follows:

Presidential Funerals Exhibit

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Copy of George Washington’s Funeral Bill and Eulogy
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News Clipping of Lincoln’s Death
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FDR’s Death News Clipping

History of Embalming

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The Museum Display of Egyptian Mummification
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Early 19th Century Embalming Supplies

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Coffins and Caskets

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A Glass Coffin

Fantasy Coffins from Ghana Exhibit

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Historical Hearses

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Hearse of Princess Grace of Monaco

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