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National Museum of Funeral History
415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090
The National Museum of Funeral History in Houston contains artifacts and relics that aim to "educate the public and preserve the heritage of death care." The 35,000-square-foot museum is home to "the country's largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man's oldest cultural customs," according to its website.
Notable exhibits include "History of Embalming," "19th Century Mourning," and "Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes." The "Marsellus Casket Company" exhibit traces the history of a manufacturer regarded as the "Rolls Royce of caskets." The exhibit includes the last casket made by the company in 1973. "The National Museum of Funeral History became its proud owner and is proud to display the company’s exceptionally fine workmanship," the website says.
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