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 entitled “The History of Cremation,” which is set to open in 2018. Documenting the birth and growth of cremation in North America and promoting enduring themes of memorialization, this unique exhibit features artifacts donated by CANA members and items from the Museum's collection. Videos and interactive components will engage visitors in learning about cremation through the ages and how the individuals would like to be memorialized.

Members of CANA or any other funeral industry professionals who are interested in donating artifacts or would like to contribute to the Donor Niche Wall, please click here for more information.

Click here to download the donation form