I’m a curious person. One of the things I always wonder about is how some of our customs became popular. I wonder a lot about our funeral customs and how they’ve changed over the last few hundred years and even before that. How did they embalm bodies? How did the families get the body to the cemetery without any funeral cars? If you have similar questions, why not check out the Museum of Funeral Customs in Springfield, Illinois?
The Museum of Funeral Customs is designed to give people a better understanding of death and the traditions associated with it. The museum collects and preserves a number of funeral objects that showcase and explore how mourning rituals occur in various cultures and various time periods. It’s an educational facility that is designed for interested people of all ages.
Although death is a universal characteristic of all living beings, humans are unique in that they grieve following the death of a loved one. As such, the Museum of Funeral Customs strives to help people deal with the unexpected event productively and humanely through exhibits and other related materials.
The Museum of Funeral Customs offers a number of tours throughout the week and the weekends. Adults can get in for $4 and children can get in for $2 or less. There are also special senior rates. If you’re in the area, why not pay this interesting facility a visit? I know it’s on the itinerary for the next time I’m in Illinois.
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