Amanda has been eyeing this museum since Glory first moved to Texas and informed us that there is actually a museum of funeral history, and it is 10 minutes from her apartment.
We found a rather expansive museum containing various exhibits.
There were dozens of hearses from various time periods.
|Funeral bus, designed as an attempt to cut down on long funeral processions|
|3 person coffin|
There was also a novelty money coffin, used for display.
There was an exhibit on the history of embalming, from ancient Egypt, to the Civil War, to present day.
|Civil War battlefield embalming station|
There was an exhibit on papal funerals.
|Recreation of Pope John Paul II's funeral|
|Traditionally, the dead pope was hit on the forehead with the silver hammer to make sure he was dead.|
This tradition evolved over time into breaking his ceremonial ring with the hammer,
and covering his face with a white cloth.