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Join us for the National Museum of Funeral History’s 23rd Annual Charity Golf Classic

Posted by The National Museum of Funeral History on April 1, 2017

  Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the National Museum of Funeral History welcomes supporters to its 23rd Annual NMFH Charity Golf Classic on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Kingwood Country Club, in Kingwood, TX. The Charity Golf Classic is a fun-filled fundraiser created to support the Museum and its mission, enlighten visitors about one of man’s oldest cultural rituals and celebrate the rich history of funeral service.

  The tournament brings together business executives and funeral industry professionals from across the country, all of whom take to the greens to raise funds for the Museum and its programs.

  This year, the tournament kicks off with breakfast followed by the Charity Golf Classic’s shotgun start, after which players compete in a five-person golf scramble. On-course contests with tee-prizes and professional long drive fundraising entertainment are located throughout the course. Following the 18 holes, players retreat to the clubhouse for a silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony.


We Love Our Sponsors

  Sunday, May 21, 2017 is our Sponsor Appreciation Night. Come help kick off the 23rd Annual NMFH Charity Golf Classic where you can explore the Museum’s exhibits and a new special exhibit, A Tribute to George Barris.

  George Barris, known throughout the world as the “original” King of Kustomizers, created iconic automobiles including the original 1966 Batmobile, the Beverly Hillbillies jalopy, the Munster Koach and casket turned dragster (the “Drag-U-La”) for The Munsters, and many KITTs, the short name of two fictional characters from the adventure television series Knight Rider.

  Not only is a replica of the 1966 Batmobile on exhibit, there is a replica of the casket Barris was buried in recreated by the original casket designer, Richie Valles, a memorial folder from Barris’ funeral along with other personal memorabilia. The replica of the 1966 Batmobile is owned by Museum Board Member Buck Kamphausen, who collects cars.

  The President of the National Museum of Funeral History Genevieve Keeney stated, “Buck Kamphausen has an outstanding private collection of unique automobiles and has fascinating hearses that are on exhibition in the museum. Buck donated the replica of the casket designed by Richie Valles to the museum’s permanent collection.”

  Sponsors can also take advantage of early check-in for Monday’s golf tournament, purchase raffle and mulligan tickets and bid on silent auction items. Support from the Charity Golf Classic sponsors enables the Museum to preserve and build its collection, incorporate technology and continue to grow.

  Consider supporting the Museum and its mission by signing up for a sponsorship. To find out more, and to see photos from last year’s Golf Classic, go to www.nmfh.org

  Looking for a unique gift? Visit the Museum’s online gift shop for a variety of gifts, including our limited edition 25th Anniversary items and one-of-a-kind trinkets and treasures. Go to www.nmfh.org/shop

  Be sure to follow the museum on Facebook www.facebook.com/funeralmuseum for the latest news and happenings.


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