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we have been using this funeral home for years. the owners and staff are so caring and help when a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
guynstjo
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st joseph mo
Unlike Anywhere Else I Have Ever Been

What an interesting experience that I do recommend.. The museum is only one room so it doesn't... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
Aneva H
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North Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

What an interesting experience that I do recommend.. The museum is only one room so it doesn't take very long. A must if you are interested in Jesse James.
The museum is in an operating funeral home. Yes it did feel a bit strange to tell the funeral home employee that was dressed in his nice suit of our intent to see the museum. He was very nice as he escorted us to the room and was right there to answer any questions we had.
We absolutely recommend this museum. To make it better it's free.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Aneva H
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

We stopped by to view the little museum and found it quite interesting. The folks at the funeral home are welcoming, and allowed us to view the museum on our own. Especially appreciated the various sizes of "cooling boards" and caskets. It only takes a few minutes to see it all, and it's FREE!

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Kristy M
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

For anyone interested in end-of -life practices and history, this small room is packed with unique items you will not find anywhere else. Various caskets, as well as funeral bills from a decade ago, photos, and other pieces of funeral home history that are quite interesting. Most pieces have a small laminated sheet of information providing more background. Definitely not for everyone, but a great find if this is of interest to you. And- to access the museum, you will need to enter through the front door and staff will escort you back to the room, then leave you to peruse at your leisure.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Joan A
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

If you're curious about funerary practices from the past (and present), with a bit of history thrown in, check this little gem out. Not just for the macabre, this place will appeal to those with an interest in antiques, as well. I would definitely recommend a visit!

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Deawn C
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

This room inside of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home has really nice coffins and caskets dating from the late 1800s to more modern times. It has Jesse James' casket that was used to deliver him to the funeral parlor and many other beautiful old coffins. It's simple but at the same time very interesting, and an added bonus is that it is free. It's right down the street from Glore, so if you are visiting, just go a little further and hit this place as well.

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Tania M
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