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Calendar of Events

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 Exhibits

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

The Rock Cafe

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone. Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!
January 8 to March 31, 2019

Through the Years: Remembering 1961-1989

Over 1,750,000 visitors have passed through our doors since opening on November 4, 1962. So many people have touched the Museum in a personal way, I wish all could be represented here. Our next issue will feature the last 29 years, 1990-2019. Our founder Joseph F. Lizzadro saw 10 years of the Museum’s existence, his family continues to carry on his legacy. As our plans to re-open in
Oak Brook progress, we will remain open in Elmhurst through the end of May 2019.
Best wishes this Holiday Season,
Dorothy Asher
Director
1961, Joseph F. Lizzadro at the ground-breaking ceremony.
1963 Joseph F. Lizzadro showing the interior exhibits.
1968 Scout Program in the lower level.
1967 School Group arrives at the Museum.
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

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