Special Events

Robin Williams Tribute

August 8, 2015 10am-5pm

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Williams’ death (on August 11), the National Museum of Funeral History is remembering him with a special Robin Williams Tribute event. The highlight of the memorial event will be the unveiling of a new permanent addition to the museum’s Thanks for the Memories exhibit – the boots Williams worn in the movie RV. While it is tough to spotlight just one remarkable role from the many Williams has embodied, RV is definitely a family favorite. The actor delivers in this hilarious and jaw-dropping comedy as Bob Munro, the patriarch of a dysfunctional family. Following the unveiling, museum-goers will enjoy seeing the boots in action on Williams as Munro during a special showing of RV in the Museum’s auditorium.

From Genie in Aladdin to the infamous Mrs. Doubtfire, Williams has delighted countless young and old with his chameleon-like ability to become anyone or anything with his voice. To honor this unique talent, a Robin Williams impersonator will be on hand during the celebration to revive some of Williams’ most well-loved characters and quotes for a time of laughter, reflection and gratitude. And, of course, to pose for photos with museum-goers!

Additionally, museum visitors can feast their eyes and hearts on a touching photo display throughout the museum featuring various moments from Williams’ life and career, which spanned nearly half of a century, as well as enjoy a fun Robin Williams trivia game to test themselves on how much, or how little, they know about the icon’s life and career. A memorial guest book also will be available for guests to sign and express sympathy and support, which will then be sent to Williams’ family following the event.