Explore NMFH: Jazz Funerals of New Orleans

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  • Aug 10, 2022

Explore NMFH: Jazz Funerals of New Orleans

Jazz Funerals of New Orleans is an exhibit located in the center of the museum’s main hall. | Photo from the National Museum of Funeral History

Explore the historical and musical traditions of one of New Orleans’ most unique cultural practices at the popular venue New Orleans Jazz Funeral Exhibition at the National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH).

First appearance at NMFH in Fall 2020. New Orleans Jazz Funeral The historical tradition traces the Crescent City from its roots in the late 1800s to the present day. Beginning as a popular way to say goodbye to a loved one with music, celebratory jazz funerals have become a tradition unique to New Orleans, especially among the city’s black community.

The exhibit also explores other 20th-century influences, including the Mardi Gas Indians—black carnival musicians wearing Native American-inspired costumes—along with American Protestant churches, the rise of New Orleans jazz, and the evolution of the collaborative second line in jazz. . Funeral.

Explore and learn more New Orleans Jazz Funeralschedule your in-person visit or take a virtual tour.

More information about the National Museum of Funeral History

Founded in 1992, the National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH) is an exploration of history, science, and culture that houses America’s largest collection of historic funeral service items in 17 permanent exhibits.

Fascinating exhibits highlight real historic hearses, caskets and caskets. funerals of US presidents, Catholic popes, and Hollywood celebrities; History of embalming and cremation. Fallen veterans and heroes, funerals in other cultures, and more.

Visitors can learn about the funeral service industry’s cultural heritage and its long tradition of compassion through history, caskets and caskets, plus the funerals of US presidents and Catholic popes, celebrities, and the history of embalming and cremation.

Open seven days a week, except for major holidays, the museum is a testament to the funeral service industry’s cultural heritage and its long tradition of compassion.

Explore and learn more about the National Museum of Funeral History, schedule your in-person visit, or take a virtual tour.

New Orleans Jazz Funeral At the National Museum of Funeral History

Learn about the National Museum of Funeral History in our first eight-part series highlighting some of the visitor’s favorite exhibits in the museum’s permanent collection.

Photos from the National Museum of Burial History

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