From Home Funeral to Funeral Home

From Home Funeral to Funeral Home is a Kansas City Museum exhibition that explores the change from 19th century rituals about death and funerals to the 20th century rise in the funeral home profession. This small exhibition focuses on 19th century practices of preparing the dead, how everything changed when embalming became an accepted practice, and the often rigid rules of mourning and how they vary among cultural groups. The exhibition is augmented by objects from the Museum’s extensive historical collections, and all of the items in the exhibition have a Kansas City connection.

From Home Funeral to Funeral Home is free and is on view at Union Station near the Bank of America Gallery, which is currently hosting Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. The Kansas City Museum’s exhibition is free; it is not related to the cost of the Mummies exhibition. Visit to purchase tickets to Mummies of the World.

Anna Marie Tutera