Museum Visits for Two or Four to Leila's Hair Museum (Half Off)

Independence

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Hair museum dedicates its space to wreaths, reliquaries, and jewelry all made from and with hair

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Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.

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  • $6 for two adult admissions (a $12 value)
  • $12 for four adult admissions (a $24 value)<p>

Leila's Hair Museum

When writer Richard Faulk set out to catalog the nation's oddest corners for his book Gross America, Leila's Hair Museum was an obvious choice. There, Leila Cohoon preserves and furthers the off-kilter artform of hair-based crafts, which stretches back to the 1700s and beyond. In a piece for CNN.com, Faulk notes that, in pre-photography days, Victorian artisans would "[weave] jewelry and decorative lace out of human hair" as a means of remembering departed loved ones, with "successive generations [sometimes adding] to the lacework to create a genealogical record, much like a family bible". In addition to these personal mementoes, Leila's collection includes 400 hair-based wreaths dating before 1900, and numerous reliquaries said to contain the hair of Mary, mother of Jesus, St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus, and pieces of the cross. Hair pieces belonging to Michael Jackson, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Lincoln, and other presidents also reside here. Although not hair-related, the museum also features a brooch that is said to contain threads from the coat of Joseph, father of Jesus. The quirky outpost has attracted the attention of racontours other than Faulk, too--noted gadabout Anthony Bourdain also paid a visit during an episode of his show No Reservations.


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It was fascinating--so many, many creations fashioned from hair. We were quite amazed.

GeneA956, TripAdvisor, 10/7/12

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97% of 32 customers

  • “vwey very interesting.....more than met my expectations and the woman giving the guided tour was friendly and informed about the history and the museum items.”

  • “A unique experience and collection of items; well worth the trip and even full price. Friendly knowledgeable staff.”

  • “ Wonderful experience! ”

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    Independence

    1333 South Noland Rd

    Independence, Missouri 64055

    816-833-2955

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