Reflections: The American Funeral Tour


What do a President’s rider-less horse saddle, Rosa Park’s quiet act of defiance, and Abraham Lincoln’s casket have in common? They’re all part of an exhibit that is drawing crowds across the nation with its exploration of funeral customs and commemoration of veterans and others who serve our country.

Join us at Ribfest to tour this 1000 square foot mobile museum that features thoughtful displays, including:

  • “Arlington National Cemetery” honors our veterans and the more than three million Americans buried in our national cemeteries
  • “Glory, Glory Hallelujah” showcases President John F. Kennedy’s rider-less horse – empty boots reversed in the saddle – trotting briskly in his funeral procession and civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, who was the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda
  • “The Lord is My Shepherd” is a poignant tribute to fallen public safety officers killed in the line of duty

Other moving exhibits include a display on Abraham Lincoln featuring a reproduction of his casket and tracing the near three-week funeral procession, and “The Final Curtain,” which pays homage to celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Dale Earnhardt, and Elvis. Recent additions to the exhibit include Senator Edward Kennedy and a tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Reflections: The American Funeral Tour
presented by Anderson-McQueen

Ribfest 2009 – Vinoy Park, downtown St. Petersburg
November 13 – 15

Attendees will receive a Remember armband and
a chance to win one grand prize.

Admission to Ribfest is $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. There is no additional charge for the museum.

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