Today seemed like the right day to recommend a short drive down to the White River Valley Museum in Auburn to see the exhibition "Dead: Unearthing the Shifts in Funerary Practices from Home to Mortuary." From the slumber-beds for the recently deceased, tables for embalming, death-hair jewelry, and posthumous portraiture, this exhibit is a fascinating, disturbing and spine-tingling visual history of the American traditions regarding the "passing over" from one life to the next.

It may seem a bit off the beaten path, but this exhibit is well-worth the short trip south, and as a bonus, you can head around the corner to Big Daddy's Drive-in for a burger, fries and a shake. But hurry, the exhibit is only up for one more week!

WHAT: Dead: Unearthing the Shift in Funerary Practices from Home to Mortuary

WHERE: White River Valley Museum 
918 H Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002

WHEN: Now through November 6th, Noon - 4pm

COST: $2