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National Museum of Funeral History Featured on A&E Shipping Wars- September 14, 2014

Owners of the Redinger Funeral Home, the oldest family-owned and operated business in Seiling, Oklahoma, had to find a new home for their collection of funeral artifacts and memorabilia, after making the decision to sell the family business. They selected the National Museum of Funeral History to receive part of their collection for “The Rural Family Funeral Home: Four Generations of Service & Sympathy” exhibit, which was on display at the museum June 18 – September 25, 2014. Watch this episode of A&E’s Shipping Wars, as museum director Genevieve Keeney coordinates the delicate process of having the historic items delivered to the museum.

Museum celebrated the Papal Canonization- April 23, 2014

See how the museum prepared for the recent Papal Canonization with this television spot on ABC 13 KTRK-TV.

Six Minutes at the Museum- February 26, 2014

Check out the National Museum of Funeral History on the Houston Matters show on KUHF 88.7 FM

Museum recommended by Houston Chronicle- July 30, 2013

A new article on says missing out on the Museum would be a grave error.

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Travel Channel starts at Museum to explore untimely death of Grace Kelly- June 17, 2013

On display at the Museum is the silver 1973 Mercedes hearse which took center stage at the funeral of Grace Kelly. Watch as the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum explores the circumstances surrounding the untimely death of the Hollywood legend.

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Museum named Best Specialty Museum in Texas- May 29, 2013

The Official Best Of, a travel resource that provides TV & web viewers with the best places and attractions to visit in states across America, has named the National Museum of Funeral History the Best Specialty Museum in Texas for 2013. Watch our President, Genevieve Keeney, highlight some of the most fascinating items on display.

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Museum named Sight of the Week by March 3, 2013

Find out why Roadside America thinks the Museum should be added to everyone's bucket list.

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Protecting priceless papal, presidential, celebrity artifacts- February 12, 2013

Safeguarding such rare and one-of-a-kind items, such as Pope John Paul II's Popemobile, is a tall order. Watch Bob Boetticher, Museum CEO and Vice-Chairman, demonstrate how the Museum's motion detection analytics system works to keep these historic treasures safe.

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Secret treasures of the National Museum of Funeral History- January 15, 2013

Did you know that the Museum actually houses one of the largest vehicle collections in town? Our President, Genevieve Keeney, talks about some of the hidden gems in store at the Museum.

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Museum featured on 713 News- January 9, 2013

So what do people really think about a museum devoted to themes of death and dying? Visitors reveal how their expectations changed as soon as they stepped inside.

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Museum featured on Great Day Houston - October 16, 2012

Our president, Genevieve Keeney, gave a live interview from the Museum and revealed the most fascinating items now on exhibit.

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Highlights from 19th Century Mourning Customs on display at northern Texas museum - October 9, 2012

Select items from the 19th Century Mourning Customs exhibit are now helping a community in northern Texas learn about the funeral traditions of the Victorian era. The Bayless-Selby House Museum in Denton, Texas decided that its exhibit for October called for a theme involving death -- and so the NMFH lent several of the items which are now included in Death and Dying in the Victorian Era. Click below to read the full report from the North Texas Daily.

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Memorial spaceflight exhibit featured on FOX 26 - September 17, 2012

While most of us might prefer to rest in peace, others choose to rest in...outer space? KRIV visits the Museum to learn more about this unique memorialization option and gets some answers from our president, Genevieve Keeney. Click below to watch the full story.

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Papal exhibit highlights now on display at the University of St. Thomas - August 29, 2012

Select items from Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes are now on display at the University of St. Thomas campus library through October 19. With the intricate replicas of papal attire and other items used in the funeral of a pope, the display examines the funeral of Pope John Paul II and sheds light on these centuries-old customs. For more information, visit the Doherty Library blog below.

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Univision 45 showcases the Papal Exhibit - March 27, 2012

The local Univision 45 television station recently ran a piece on the Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes. Use the links below to view the interview and slideshow images.

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Museum Named Houston's Best - September 21, 2011

The National Museum of Funeral History has been named Best Museum in the 2011 Best Of Houston awards. Every year, the Houston Press presents the awards in celebration of "all the great minds that make our city great.”

We'd like to extend a big thanks to the Houston Press for ranking us among the city's treasures! Click below to read the full report.

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On the Air with KQRS-FM - August 2, 2011

KQRS-FM in Minnesota recently welcomed Museum president Genevieve Keeney on its morning talk show. She chatted with host Tom Barnard about some of the most interesting items currently on display -- as well as the more peculiar funeral customs and traditions of years past.

The Business of Death - June 13, 2011

A recent 88.7 KUHF article takes a look at the death care industry and the National Museum of Funeral History plays a part in the interview. Click on the icon below to listen to the audio in your media player. If you would like to visit the NPR website and read the full written transcription, please click here.

Museum debuts on Great Day Houston - September 1, 2010

What's the difference between a coffin and a casket? Museum President, Genevieve Keeney, answers this question and more during a live interview with host Deborah Duncan on the Great Day Houston morning show. Genevieve also talks to viewers about Fantasy Coffins, Presidential Funerals, and more of the Museum's most fascinating exhibits.

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