Unearth the fascinating History of Cremation at the National Museum of Funeral History

The History of Cremation | Photo courtesy of National Museum of Funeral History
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Explore The History of Cremation and the seemingly endless ways of memorialization at the National Museum of Funeral History in North Houston.

After opening in 2018, The History of Cremation has helped guide National Museum of Funeral History visitors through a visual timeline of one ancient method of memorializing the dead.

In association with the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), The History of Cremation offers visitors the chance to view artifacts, historical booklets from crematories, and antique urns while diving into the myriad possibilities for remembrance—including the creation of a diamond from cremated remains.

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Filling in the Gaps

Soaring in popularity over the last 50 years, cremation hit a milestone in 2016 as it eclipsed burial as the most popular death care option.

Despite that popularity, there appears to be a general lack of knowledge about the process of cremation, its history, and the possibilities for memorialization.

National Museum of Funeral History hopes to fill those knowledge gaps with The History of Cremation, a result of three years of efforts to educate, illuminate, and celebrate a widely misunderstood industry.

Click here for more information on The History of Cremation exhibit.

About the National Museum of Funeral History

The National Museum of Funeral History houses the country’s largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man’s oldest cultural customs. Visitors can discover the mourning rituals of ancient civilizations, see up-close the authentic items used in the funerals of U.S. presidents and of popes, and explore the rich heritage of the industry that cares for the dead.

The History of Cremation at the National Museum of Funeral History

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Photo courtesy of the National Museum of Funeral History

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