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2016 Lincoln’s Coffin Exhibit

In commemoration of Presidents’ Day 2016, Funeral Alternatives of Washington is presenting an exhibit featuring a replica of Abraham Lincoln’s coffin.  The FREE exhibit will be at Funeral Alternatives’ Tumwater office, 455 North St. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501 on February 11 (evening), 14 (afternoon) 15 and 16 (morning).  Presentations on the assassination and funeral of the country’s 16th President will also be offered each of these days by Clair Ferris, owner of Funeral Alternatives.  The coffin will also be on display during the day (no presentations) on February 11 and 12  (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

To view the specific times of the exhibit with presentations, click here: Lincoln Coffin Exhibit

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Abraham Lincoln Coffin Exhibit

In commemoration of Presidents’ Day 2015, Funeral Alternatives of Washington is presenting an exhibit featuring a replica of Abraham Lincoln’s coffin.  The FREE exhibit will be at Funeral Alternatives’ Lacey office, 2830 Willamette Dr. NE, Lacey WA 98516 on February 19, 20 and 22.  Presentations on the assassination and funeral of the country’s 16th President will also be offered each day by Clair Ferris, owner of Funeral Alternatives.

To view the specific times of the exhibit and presentations, click here:  Lincoln Casket Exhibit

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Presentation 7/9/2014 – Pres. Lincoln’s Funeral

Date:  Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Mason Senior Center, 190 W. Sentry Dr., Shelton, WA

Presenter:  Clair Ferris, Funeral Alternatives of Washington

Free Admission – Public Invited

Learn little known facts about Pres. Abraham Lincoln’s funeral and gain insights into the love and devotion of a nation for its fallen leader in this engaging presentation by Clair Ferris, owner of Funeral Alternatives of Washington.

Clair will describe the extensive funeral plans, including a train cortege from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois. Because of the length of Lincoln’s funeral, historians have called this event “The Greatest Funeral in the History of the United States.”  Clair will also talk about Lincoln’s death and the involvement of several individuals in this national tragedy.

For more information, call 360-753-1065.

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Uncommon Knowledge about the Funeral Industry

There are many myths and misunderstandings about the funeral industry.  Clair Ferris, of Funeral Alternatives of Washington, provided insights and clarifications about the industry in an article appearing June 24, 2014, on ThurstonTalk.com.  He explains:

  • When embalming is required and when it is optional
  • Who can authorize cremation
  • The cremation process and the crematory facility
  • Things to consider when selecting a funeral home
  • And much more

To learn about the above topics, please go to:

http://www.thurstontalk.com/2014/06/24/uncommon-knowledge-funeral-industry/

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Presentation on Pres. Lincoln’s Funeral – 6/11/2014

Date:  Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time:  3:00 p.m.
Place: Roolan Healthcare Center, 1505 Carpenter Rd. SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Presenter:  Clair Ferris, Funeral Alternatives of Washington

Free Admission – Public Invited

The country was just beginning to heal after the devastation of the Civil War when it was plunged into shock with the assassination of its recently re-elected president, Abraham Lincoln. The mourning and outpouring of grief was tremendous.

Funeral plans were extensive, including a train cortege from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois. Because of the length of Lincoln’s funeral, historians have called this event “The Greatest Funeral in the History of the United States.”

Learn little known facts about the funeral and gain insights into the love and devotion of a nation for its fallen leader in this engaging presentation by Clair Ferris, owner of Funeral Alternatives of Washington.

For more information, call 360-753-1065.

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Lincoln Funeral Presentation – Popular with Audiences

During the past several months, I have had the pleasure of presenting our Lincoln program to many organizations. The following groups have heard the presentation:

  • The Olympia-Capital Centennial Rotary Club
  • Jubilee Retirement Community
  • The Firs Retirement Community
  • The Rotary Club of South Puget Sound
  • Tumwater Rotary Club
  • Eagles Landing Adult Community
  • Gateway Rotary of North Thurston County
  • Patriot’s Landing – DuPont
  • The Sequoia Adult Living Community
  • The Evergreen Christian Community
  • The Colonial Inn
  • The Rotary Club of Hawks Prairie
  • Garden Courte Memory Care Community
  • Merrill Gardens (Emeritis) Retirement Community
  • Bonaventure Retirement Community

This program is filled with history and interesting, little known facts about President Lincoln’s assassination and his funeral. It can be customized to the time your group allows. The minimum time requirement is 20 minutes; 30 minutes to an hour is preferred.

If you would like to have your group hear this program, please contact me for more information at 360-753-1065. This program is presented as a part of our community outreach.  There is no charge.  –Clair Ferris

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Clair Ferris, Owner of Funeral Alternatives of Washington

 

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Presentation 2/12/14 – Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral

Date:  Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time:  1:30 p.m.
Place:  The Firs Retirement Community, 426 Lilly Road, Olympia, WA

Presenter:  Clair Ferris, Funeral Alternatives of Washington

Free Admission – Public Invited

The country was just beginning to heal after the devastation of the Civil War when it was plunged into shock with the assassination of its recently re-elected president, Abraham Lincoln. The mourning and outpouring of grief was tremendous.

Funeral plans were extensive, including a train cortege from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois. Because of the length of Lincoln’s funeral, historians have called this event “The Greatest Funeral in the
History of the United States.”

Learn little known facts about the funeral and gain insights into the love and devotion of a nation for its fallen leader in this engaging presentation by Clair Ferris, owner of Funeral Alternatives of Washington.

For more information, call 360-456-3477.

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Family Preparedness and Funeral Consumer Rights – 1/8/14

Clair Ferris will be speaking on Family Preparedness  and Consumer Rights at Colonial Retirement Apartments, 3730 14th Avenue SE, Olympia on Wednesday, January 8 at 2:00 pm.  Public is invited.

Topics will include:

  • New Laws pertaining to Power of Attorneys and Designated Agents
  • Your right to choose your own disposition before death
  • What to do when a death occurs
  • Your rights under the Federal Trade Commission’s “Funeral Rule”