Latest Museum of Funeral Customs Stories

2009-03-09 11:41:21

The Museum of Funeral Customs in Springfield, Ill., may soon face its own passing because to a lack of visitors, an official says. Duane Marsh, Illinois Funeral Directors Association executive director, said the museum could soon close its doors despite being a short distance from sites honoring Abraham Lincoln, The New York Times said Monday. The original idea was that we'd get enough spillover from people visiting the Lincoln sites, said Marsh, whose group runs the struggling museum. But...

2009-01-15 13:07:00

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- What do a President's rider-less horse saddle, Rosa Park's quiet act of defiance, and Abraham Lincoln's casket have in common? They're all part of an exhibit that is drawing crowds with its unique collection of funeral objects and exploration of funeral customs in a state-of-art mobile museum. Reflections: The American Funeral examines funeral traditions and their role in helping the living achieve closure. Spread out across 1,000 sq....

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'