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The National Museum of Funeral History is an educational experience like no other and offers something for everyone. Discover America’s largest collection of authentic, historical funeral service items. Learn about caskets and coffins, hearses through history, plus the funerals of Presidents, Popes, celebrities and more while you witness the cultural heritage of the funeral service industry and its time-honored tradition of compassion.  

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United We Stand,<br>United We Signed

United We Stand,
United We Signed

Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of 9/11
On display September 1 - December 31, 2016

See hundreds of memorial books from Dignity Memorial funeral homes around the nation that were put out for people to express their condolences and grief following the 9/11 tragedy in 2001.

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Remembering Marilyn<br>August 2016

Remembering Marilyn
August 2016

Two rare photos from Marilyn Monroe's last sitting are on display for the month of August, commemorating the anniversary of her death August 5, 1962.

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Visit us on Labor Day!

Visit us on Labor Day!

The Museum is open for Labor Day on Monday, September 5. Take a break from your job and visit us! Drop your business card in the bowl at the admissions desk for $1 off general admission.

5th Annual Haunted House

5th Annual Haunted House

October 1 - November 2
Join us for a spooktacular time wandering through the Museum's annual kid friendly haunted house.

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9th Annual<br>Halloween Classic Car Show

9th Annual
Halloween Classic Car Show

October 22, 10am-3pm
One day only! Come out and see more than 150 cars from classic to contemporary, from motorized to hoof, while helping to support local charities. Enjoy the fall festival atmosphere!

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Dia de los Muertos<br>(Day of the Dead)

Dia de los Muertos
(Day of the Dead)

Saturday, November 5
Join us for the Museum's celebrations and activities near the Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos exhibition, complete with storytelling, costumes, ceramic skull painting, sweet treats and more.

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New Collection<br>Donated to the Museum

New Collection
Donated to the Museum

Lee Ward, a funeral artifact enthusiast, from Independence, MO, donated a significant collection of items that are now displayed throughout the Museum.

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The Making of a Saint
Now Open

Our new addition to the permanent Papal exhibit celebrates the Sainthood of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Come learn about the fascinating process of becoming a saint.

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The History of Cremation<br>Opening 2018

The History of Cremation
Opening 2018

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the National Museum of Funeral History are teaming up for this special exhibit. To donate an artifact, click "view more."

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Rent the Museum<br>For Your Event

Rent the Museum
For Your Event

The Museum offers a truly unique atmosphere for hosting events. With 10,000 square feet in dining, kitchen and private meeting space, the Museum can accommodate everything from small gatherings to fully-catered events for hundreds of guests.

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