Monday, September 6, 2010

The National Museum of Funeral History. Seriously.

I can't believe I didn't write about this earlier. Over the summer my sister in law came to town for a week, and I felt terrible that other than shopping, there isn't a ton to do here. Sure there are museums and galleries downtown, but let's be honest, this isn't New York City. Anywhere you want to go you have to drive, and just thinking about the traffic here gives me terrible anxiety. So Ashley, my sister in law, was on the Trip Adviser website, and discovered something called the National Museum of Funeral History. Just 15 minutes away, in a residential area. That's creepy enough, so of course we went. It wasn't as frightening as I thought it would be, but I can't help but wonder about the person who thought to create this place.

A 3 person coffin. So the story goes, a husband and wife's child dies, and they want to commit murder/suicide and all be buried together. They don't go through with it, after this coffin was already built. Yikes!

This was towards the end of the tour, and I was getting antsy, so unfortunately I didn't read what this one was all about. Seems as though it would be popular with the rap genre.

Fake dead pope. I guess the guards are LSU fans (hence the purple and gold outfits).

Old autopsy set up. Is that bucket really big enough?


Sleigh bells ring, but they aren't listening. (I'll be here all week. Tip your waitresses.)

I kid, but seriously, a lot of work went into this museum, and it's rated #2 of things to do in Houston. Where else can you buy a mug that says "Every day above ground is a good day"?


The Driller's Girl said...

That is tooooo funny! lol! Glad you're getting out there an enjoying your city!!!

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

I can't wait to see what this place does for Halloween lol