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Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Museum

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In addition to chronicling the history of the Heaton Undertaking Ware Rooms from its beginning in 1842 to its present-day identity as Heaton-Bowman-Smith, the museum presents a historical perspective on the funeral industry in general. Of special interest is the wicker body basket that was used in the transport of Jesse James' body. The funeral home is also the oldest business in continuous operation in the city of St Joseph. Museum open year round, call prior to arrival. Admission is free to the public.

Location: 3609 Frederick Blvd, St Joseph Missouri Telephone 816-232-3355 Fax 816-232-9135

Other History nearby:
(Gallatin) 1889 Daviess County Squirrel Cage Jail
(Atchison) Amelia Earhart Birthplace
(Smithville) American Angus Hall of Fame
(Savannah) Andrew County Museum
(Atchison) Atchison County Courthouse
(Barnard) Barnard Museum

10/21 Coming to The St Joseph area
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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.


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