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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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The Making of a Saint
Opens June 1, 2016

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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NMFH Charity Golf Classic
Monday, May 16, 2016

Join us at the 22nd Annual NMFH Charity Golf Classic. Form a 5-person team, become a sponsor or sign up to volunteer. There are many ways to get involved and raise funds for the National Museum of Funeral History.

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Volunteer Day at Olivewood Cemetery

Volunteer Day at Olivewood Cemetery

In honor of Earth Day, volunteers gathered to clean-up, beautify, and preserve historic Olivewood Cemetery.

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<i>Honoring Olivewood</i> Exhibit

Honoring Olivewood Exhibit

January 31 - May 29, 2016
Our special exhibit Honoring Olivewood, is a beautiful collection of photographs of the historic Olivewood Cemetery in Houston taken in 2011 by Kasey French, when she was 16 years old. Since 1875, Olivewood Cemetery has been the final resting place of some of Houston’s first African American citizens.

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<i>Honoring Olivewood</i> Opening Reception

Honoring Olivewood Opening Reception

View photos from our Honoring Olivewood exhibit opening reception.

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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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