Explore the NMFH: George H.W. Bush Memorial Exhibit

Explore the funeral arrangements of President George H.W. Bush at NMFH | Courtesy of National Museum of Funeral History

Take in the arrangements and mementos of a President’s passing at the George H.W. Bush Memorial exhibit at National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH)—part of our Explore the NMFH series.

Making its NMFH debut on Presidents’ Day in February 2020, the George H.W. Bush Memorial exhibit honors the lives of the 41st President of the United States and his wife, Barbara.

Part of the permanent exhibition includes a miniature replica of the famous “4141” funeral train that made its way from Spring to College Station where the former president was laid to rest after his final funeral in Houston. Notably, Bush, who was fascinated by trains, asked for the train to be part of his funeral arrangements, which took a total of nine years to plan.

Visitors can also explore memorabilia from both of their funerals, including tribute cards and memorial folders, and read the eulogy scripts given by the President’s granddaughters.

Explore or learn more about the George H.W. Bush Memorial permanent exhibit, plan your in-person visit, or take a virtual tour.

More About the National Museum of Funeral History

Founded in 1992 and boasting America’s largest collection of authentic historical funeral service items in 17 permanent exhibits, the National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH) is an exploration of history, science, and culture.

Visitors can learn about hearses through history, caskets and coffins, plus the funerals of U.S. Presidents and Catholic Popes, celebrities and the history of embalming and cremation while you witness the cultural heritage of the funeral service industry and its time-honored tradition of compassion.

Open seven days a week, excluding major holidays, the museum is a testament to the cultural heritage of the funeral service industry and its time-honored tradition of compassion.

Explore and learn more about the National Museum of Funeral History, plan your in-person visit, or take a virtual tour.

George H.W. Bush Memorial Exhibit at National Museum of Funeral History

Learn about the National Museum of Funeral History in our eight-part series highlighting some of visitors’ favorite exhibits in the museum’s permanent collection.

See funeral memorabilia, footage and more at the George H.W. Bush Memorial exhibiot at NMFH | Courtesy of National Museum of Funeral History

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