National Museum of Funeral History


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Cultures represent themselves in many different ways - like social customs, food, art, and language, to name just a few. One of the most fascinating and unique ways a culture is represented is through the way people respect and remember their dead. The National Museum of Funeral History located in Houston, Texas is one place where visitors can experience funeral traditions from around the world - and through the ages. With exhibits celebrating Dia de los Muertos, educating on the history of embalming and other funeral practices, and honoring the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, this museum is an exploration of how, why, and in what ways we honor our dead. Our guest today is Genevieve Keeney, President of the National Museum of Funeral History. Also in today’s episode, learn more about how funerals are put together today through an interview with Lance Nelson of Nelson Family Mortuary, located in Provo Utah. Hear about Jeff’s first emotional experience watching Coco, and how death is represented through the sci-fi genre. Also learn a bit about the unusual funeral practice of drive-in viewings, and learn what random people on the street fear more than death in our man-on-the-street segment. Check out the National Museum of Funeral History: Learn more about Nelson Family Mortuary:

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