Cawley & Peoples Mortuary Museum – Marietta, Ohio - Atlas Obscura

Cawley & Peoples Mortuary Museum

What started as a display of antique hearses has grown into a museum exploring the history of the funeral industry. 

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Collection of William “Bill” Peoples, current owner and a funeral director at Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. What started as a place to store and display his collection of antique cars—hearses in particular—has grown over the years into a museum that includes clothing, caskets, and other grisly tools from the history of the funeral industry.

The star of the museum, however, is a fully-restored, 1927 Henney hearse, dubbed “Miss Henney.” The unique car was featured in Woody Allen’s Radio Days, Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, and most recently Get Low, where it starred alongside Bill Murray, Robert Duvall, and Sissy Spacek.

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