The endings museum

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Cari M
172 contributions
If you like "different", you'll love this museum!!
Aug 2021
If you come to this fun, unique museum be sure to call first to see if John, the retired owner, can give you a personal tour. His passion, knowledge and positivity helped make this a great experience for me, my teens and my mother-in-law. Such fascinating artifacts and the displays are extremely well done. My only issue is that this should be a stand alone museum! Definitely worth a visit!!
Written August 17, 2021
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Albert S
Aurora, OH84 contributions
heard about it and tried.
Oct 2019
most unusual display.. A fun find. Mr Herzog(?)really gathered some wonderful things. Fun to read about so many wonderful people from the past. Clever and well done presentation in a unique setting (Funeral Home)
Written October 15, 2019
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723leishac
Dunkirk, IN180 contributions
Nice!
Oct 2018
Wasn't sure what this was going to be, but it was a great find. Enjoyed reading and taking pics of all the memorabilia inside. Highly recommend.
Written February 13, 2019
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bartonj426
Dallas, TX7 contributions
Odd little place
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a collection of memorabilia from famous peoples' funerals, and it's located in the Toland-Herzig funeral home. It is interesting because there is such a wide range of history on display. Almost everything is wall-mounted, so the place is probably kid-proof.
Written October 28, 2017
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76desert
West Virginia319 contributions
Off the beaten track; it's a wonderful free attraction
Aug 2017 • Friends
I found out about this from a brochure; it's not listed in the AAA book (unfortunately I'm discovering this fact more and more about other attractions too). Nobody bothers you; spend as much time as you'd like. There were no viewings going on, but where the attraction is located inside the funeral home I'd imagine it wouldn't be too awkward to still go in if there were; go up the handicapped ramp and the exhibit is close to the door, on the right. We did, however, notify the front desk that we were there. The walls, the arrangement of the items, the descriptions, etc. are very artfully done. The displays continue outside the main room; don't miss them; they are some of the most recent famous passings. Near the end of our stay the owner stopped in; very friendly and eager to share. I also appreciated the binders on the many tables, explaining in more depth the various people honored. Definitely a one-of-a-kind gem. If you have some younger people with you, this is also a wonderful way to educate them about past icons in many areas of life. When pulling into the parking lot, take it slow; the side road is bumpy near the edge--don't have any speed.
Written September 7, 2017
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Cindy A
Dover, OH92 contributions
A wonderful travel destination!
Aug 2017 • Friends
Many visitors come to our Beautiful Tuscarawas valley, for the great Amish food and many quaint shops and stores. One of the many interesting stops on your way to Amish country should be this museum. It is located 3 blocks East of the IS77 ramp in Dover, Ohio.
Written August 13, 2017
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Paul S
Marion1,565 contributions
Unusual free museum
Jul 2017 • Family
I wish I had a picture of the look on my wife's face when I pulled in to the parking lot of this place! My youngest son wanted to know why we were at a pet crematory. He thought it was because I don't like the neighbors' dog pooping inmhy yard and was planning to do it in. Anyway, i convinced the whole family to get out of the car, and then once we walked through the doors I could hardly get them to leave. All the Ohio presidents are represented here with Garfield funeral vests and a large star from McKinley, whose museum and tomb are just up the road in Canton. There are tables to sit at and read through the notebooks of biographical information about all the famous people or you can carry them with you (the notebooks, not the people) to flip through as you tour. Entertainers like Bob Hope, Lucy, and Phyllis DIller (from Lima, attended Bluffton College) were all here, as well as sports, miltary and space personnel. I didn't realize some of them had died. Others like Michael Jackson and Prince dominated the news cycle for months. People visit celebrity graves ias a tribute but it is much easier to come to the museum and find your favorite famous people. As long as there is not a memorial service going on, in which case I wouldn't intrude, there is plenty of parking and a ramp to the door. The building is air conditioned and there are public restrooms.
Written July 30, 2017
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Tigercar5
Zanesville, OH341 contributions
Surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did
Jul 2017 • Friends
We had a friend tell us about this place and although it sounded a little quirky we decided to go there and see it. There is a short video you watch at the beginning where the gentleman who owns the funeral home tells you how he got started collecting these items and some of his favorite ones. I liked his demeanor and that it neat that he started doing this. There is nice little books that you can carry around with you to use as a reference guide to who each person is...they are numbered and also grouped together. There is a group of space people, famous people, actors and actresses, sports people, rock musicians, etc. Some of them he has actual items that were given to him by the family or friends of the deceased and some are just pictures and facts about people that have passed away. As someone mentioned it probably takes about 2 hours to go through the whole exhibit if you read all of the names and facts. It is also nice that it's free but they do accept donations. It was all laid out very nicely!
Written July 26, 2017
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lowerburrell
East Pittsburgh, PA12 contributions
in an actual funeral home
May 2017 • Couples
plan on spending upwards of 2 hours. there are so many artifacts of important people that have passed located thruout the funeral home. upon arriving at the destination the funeral home director greeted us at the door and was very informative of how to get around the place and left us to tour by ourselves. very friendly gentleman, so much so that my husband sid if he lived in the area he would want to be laid out there haha. don't miss this place, you will love it.
Written May 22, 2017
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OnTheRoadAgain1056
Las Vegas, Nevada266 contributions
Interesting Collection and Free
Apr 2017 • Solo
I stopped here after visiting the Warther Museum which is only a short drive away. The place was quiet and I was the only one there. The exhibits start right when you come in the door in the hallway. There is a large room packed full of more items. After the room you have to keep walking to the back as there are hallways and rooms towards the back with even more to look at. Its free (there is a donation box) and very interesting. I spent about 45 minutes here but could have spent longer. Displays on hundreds of celebrities, presidents, sports figures, etc.
Written May 20, 2017
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