With an artistic and educational touch, Grupo Perches (GP) exhibits art during the inauguration of its funerary museum, located at 6111 Desert Blvd., in the west of the city.
A large funeral carriage, coffins, and a historical section with photographs of Pope Francis on his visit to Ciudad Juarez and ‘El Divo’ from Juarez, Juan Gabriel, are shown to the visitor. The exhibit also offers an area dedicated to the Egyptians where the embalming and conservation of bodies in the world is observed as well as modern equipment applied during the American Civil War.
“The idea was born after a visit to the Funeral Museum in Houston, Texas, and when I saw that it kept a great variety of old objects related to the business, I decided to have one of my own,” said Salvador Perches, owner of GP.
Within the inaugural party, the Chamber of Commerce of El Paso presented a recognition to Salvador Perches for his business leadership. Among the variety, was the presentation of the artist Hugo Cortes, who paid tribute to the late singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel.
The Mortuary Museum will be open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Admission is free.