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December
Tue Dec 0 4

On-Going Special Exhibit: Faberge Figurative Carvings

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

Modern carvings from the House of Faberge feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone and materials.

October 2, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Dec 1 1

On-Going Special Exhibit: Faberge Figurative Carvings

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

Modern carvings from the House of Faberge feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone and materials.

October 2, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Dec 1 8

On-Going Special Exhibit: Faberge Figurative Carvings

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

Modern carvings from the House of Faberge feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone and materials.

October 2, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Mon Dec 2 4

Christmas Eve

The Museum will be closed on Monday December 24, 2018.

Tue Dec 2 5

On-Going Special Exhibit: Faberge Figurative Carvings

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

Modern carvings from the House of Faberge feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone and materials.

October 2, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Dec 2 5

Christmas

The Museum will be closed on Christmas Day. Enjoy the holidays!

Mon Dec 3 1

New Years Eve

The Museum will be closed on New Years Eve. Happy New Year!

Mon Dec 2 4

Christmas Eve

The Museum will be closed on Monday December 24, 2018.

Tue Dec 2 5

On-Going Special Exhibit: Faberge Figurative Carvings

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

Modern carvings from the House of Faberge feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone and materials.

October 2, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Dec 2 5

Christmas

The Museum will be closed on Christmas Day. Enjoy the holidays!

Mon Dec 3 1

New Years Eve

The Museum will be closed on New Years Eve. Happy New Year!

Tue Jan 0 1

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Jan 0 1

New Years Day

The Museum will be closed on Tuesday January 1, 2018. Happy New Year!

Sat Jan 0 5

Dino Day

Drop-in at the Museum and have fun with fossils and hands-on activities! See and touch real fossils, put together 3-D puzzles of dinosaur bones, and make your very own fossil imprint to take home! “Say BONES” dinosaur Bingo will be offered at 10:30, 11:30, an 1 p.m. Fossil prizes will be awarded!

On-going Activities – Ages 5 to Adult – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$5.00 per person; Museum Members Free
No Reservations Required

Tue Jan 0 8

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Jan 1 2

Olympic Fossils

Geared for middle and high school students competing in Science Olympiad tournaments, this class delves in the world of fossils. Hand samples of fossils are available and a Power Point lecture providing students an opportunity to ask questions and learn tips for fossil identification.

Interactive Lecture – Ages 10 to 18 years – 2 p.m. – 75 minutes
Fee: $8.00 per person; Museum Members Free
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

Tue Jan 1 5

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Jan 1 9

Rock and Mineral Identification @ 10:30 a.m.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and Boy & Girl Scout merit badges. Scout groups require adult supervision.

75 minutes – Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
Fee: $8.00 per person; Museum Members Free
Reservations Required (630) 833-1616

 

Tue Jan 2 2

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Jan 2 9

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Feb 0 5

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Feb 0 9

Rock and Mineral Identification @ 10:30 a.m.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and Boy & Girl Scout merit badges. Scout groups require adult supervision.

75 minutes – Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
Fee: $8.00 per person; Museum Members Free
Reservations Required (630) 833-1616

 

Sat Feb 0 9

Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids @ 1:30 p.m.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This beginner’s class allows children to make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Great for Girl Scout Jewelry Badge, parties of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a private class.

Ages 8 to 16 years – 75 minutes
$12.00 per person; Museum Members $10.00
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

Tue Feb 1 2

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Feb 1 9

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Feb 2 3

All About Pearls

Gemologist Sakina Bharani presents the whole spectrum of pearls including the growth process of natural pearls and human intervention in cultured pearls. Learn about the different types of pearls, their color and shape, along with historic background.

Lecture – Youth to Adult – 2 p.m. – 60 minutes
Regular Museum Admission; Museum Members Free
Reservations Recommended

Tue Feb 2 6

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Mar 0 2

Rock and Mineral Identification @ 10:30 a.m.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and Boy & Girl Scout merit badges. Scout groups require adult supervision.

75 minutes – Ages 8 yrs. to Adult
Fee: $8.00 per person; Museum Members Free
Reservations Required (630) 833-1616

 

Sat Mar 0 2

Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids @ 1:30 p.m.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This beginner’s class allows children to make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Great for Girl Scout Jewelry Badge, parties of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a private class.

Ages 8 to 16 years – 75 minutes
$12.00 per person; Museum Members $10.00
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

Tue Mar 0 5

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Mar 1 2

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Mar 1 9

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Mar 2 3

Dino Discoveries

Children become dinosaur detectives with “Paleontologist Illinois Bones” to learn about the world of dinosaurs. Fossils and props are used to create an awareness of dinosaur characteristics. See live animals and how they are related to dinosaurs.

Interactive Lecture – Ages 4 years to Adult – 2 .m. – 50 minutes
Fee: $5.00 per person; Museum Members Free
Reservations Recommended

Tue Mar 2 6

On-going Special Exhibit: The Rock Cafe

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone
Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

January 8, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Mar 3 0

Mazon Creek Fossil Collecting Trip

Join Dave Dolak on a trip to Braidwood, Illinois to collect Mazon Creek fossils at selected sites within the historic coal strip mining area. Learn what to look for when collecting these special fossils and how to open them. Travel by motor coach, bring a sack lunch and get ready to collect! Make reservations early, this trip fills up fast!

Field Trip – 8 years to Adult – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$40 per person; Museum Members $35.00
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

Special Exhibit

Vagabond

Faberge Figurative Carving

Modern carvings from the House of Faberge feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone materials.
October 2, 2018 – January 6, 2019


Doug Moore has been a rockhound for 61 years and Program Chair of the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society since 1983. He created eleven award-winning programs for the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and later served as Program Competition Chair for the organization. He has collected agates and thundereggs in Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, South Dakota and the Midwest, along with 31 agate-collecting trips to Germany. His microscope photos of agates have been winners in the Nikon Small World International Photomicrography Competition, including second place in 2016 among 2,000 entries from 70 countries. Moore is a retired academic staff and adjunct faculty member from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. He will be presenting on a variety of agates and his time spent collecting and studying them on October 13th at 2 p.m.



The Jurassic Park saga has fascinated, excited, and entertained people around the world since 1993. The movies rekindled people’s interest in dinosaurs, dispelling many of the old myths, but propagating a few new ones. The movies motivated many budding scientists to become paleontologists and fostered museums to support a frenzy of new dinosaur discoveries.
On Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary and five popular movies later, Donald Baumgartner will present a scientific critique of the series. What is true? What is wrong? What action scenes did not make sense? Donald will reveal the science and the movie magic. Following the lecture, he will explore the movies with quizzes about the cast and crew, scenes, famous quotes, and the dinosaurs. Win fossil prizes! Come prepared by watching all the movies again and join us on October 27th at 2 p.m. for this exciting new presentation!


Taiwan-born, Yvonne Liu Wolf is a native Chinese speaker educated in the US and Europe with a Masters in English Literature and Education. She is a licensed English and Chinese teacher and currently teaches Chinese at a Chicago suburban high school. Before moving from L.A. to Chicago, she was a human resources trainer for 10 years. She was an international exchange student in Denmark, worked as a a global language trainer in Japan, and has experience living abroad as an expat. She has extensive traveling experience having visited over 20 countries and visited more than 25 states of the US. She speaks English, Mandarin, and Danish and has studied Japanese, Spanish, and Greek. Yvonne serves as an Intercultural Consultant making Chinese culture understandable through intercultural communication. Yvonne is helping the Museum to further develop programs for high school and college students studying the Chinese language. She is excited to present a program on symbolism found in the Chinese carvings at the Museum on November 3rd at 2 p.m.


Poets & Patrons is a group of poets who encourage others to write and appreciate poetry. Founded in 1954, Poets & Patrons is dedicated to supporting poetry development in the Chicago area. It does this through sponsoring and hosting congenial, professional workshops at the Harold Washington Library; running an annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest with modest cash awards for multiple categories; holding an annual Awards Ceremony and facilitating Write! Chicago, featuring free writing and workshops at area museums and outdoor venues. Poets & Patrons is an excellent vehicle for defining your work, meeting with other fine poets for unique critiques, and exploring with others the power of well-crafted verse. Poets & Patrons will emcee and host the December 1st open-house performance program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and invites teenage to adult poets to share their love of rocks and minerals through words.

Concept for an exhibit called the Jade Carving Wall that better interprets how many of the pieces in the collection were carved.

Dear Patrons,

Construction on the new Museum in Oak Brook is underway! When the Museum closes in Elmhurst we expect a down period before reopening in Oak Brook. We will continue sending you our e-newsletters and updates a s we move along in the process. There will be opportunities for naming rights of new exhibit cases and certain areas in the new building. If you are interested in donating, please contact the Museum for more information on how your contribution can be used in the new facility. I look forward to keeping in touch with our members and patrons in the coming months. We will be sending our Winter Calendar of programs and events in December. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at dasher@lizzadromuseum.org.

Sincerely,
Dorothy Asher
Director

Museum Shop Annual Holiday Sale!

November 16 to December 5, 2018
Museum Members receive 20% off purchases!
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