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Calendar of Events

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Mar 3 0

Mazon Creek Fossil Collecting Trip (FILLED)

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
Waitlist space ONLY 

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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Mar 3 0

Mazon Creek Fossil Collecting Trip (FILLED)

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
Waitlist space ONLY 

Tue Apr 0 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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Apr 0 6

Chinese Symbolism: Interpreting the Birds and the Bees

Learn to appreciate the art of Chinese brush paining and similar symbols observed in Chinese jade carvings. Educator Yvonne Wolf discusses three typical motifs – flower and bird, animal and tree, and mountain and water. Learn to interpret these works by applying the principles of yin and yang. See how certain symbols communicate prosperity and fulfillment in a highly balanced relationship.

Lecture – 2 p.m. – 60 minutes – Youth to Adult
Fee: $8.00 per person; Museum Members Free

Tue Apr 0 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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat Apr 1 3

Multi-Strand Bead Stringing

For those times when a single strand is not enough, learn to combine various beads and chains to create one piece of jewelry with a layered look. Students will receive kits with sufficient materials to complete a 3-strand necklace. Use of stringing wire, crimp tubes, 3:1 connectors and various clasps will be taught. Tools for use in the class will be provided or students may bring their own. Round nose, chain nose and crimping pliers plus wire cutters will be used.

Workshop – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Ages 16 years to Adult
Fee: $35.00 per person; Museum Members: $30.00
Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

Tue Apr 1 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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sun Apr 2 1

Easter Sunday Closed

We will be closed Sunday April 21st in observance of Easter. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Hoppy Easter!

Tue Apr 2 3

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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue Apr 3 0

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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sat May 0 4

Art in the Park

Elmhurst’s Annual Art in Wilder Park will feature over 130 Midwest Artisans selling their unique one-of-a-kind art. At the Lizzadro Museum, members of the West Suburban Lapidary Club will demonstrate various forms of lapidary art and the Northeast Illinois Gold Prospectors will host a gold panning activity for children – weather permitting.

Free Admission & Activities during Museum hours
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sun May 0 5

Art in the Park

Elmhurst’s Annual Art in Wilder Park will feature over 130 Midwest Artisans selling their unique one-of-a-kind art. At the Lizzadro Museum, members of the West Suburban Lapidary Club will demonstrate various forms of lapidary art and the Northeast Illinois Gold Prospectors will host a gold panning activity for children – weather permitting.

Free Admission & Activities during Museum hours
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tue May 0 7

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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue May 1 4

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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Sun May 1 9

Museum Day

Ride the trolley as it rolls through Elmhurst to celebrate Museum Day! Visit all 3 Museums including the Art Museum, History Museum and Lizzadro Museum. Participate in activities and collect a stamp at each Museum for a chance to win a prize. Park at one location and ride the complementary trolley. At the Lizzadro Museum, see the Rock Café and participate in Stone Hunt to collect rocks, minerals and fossils to take home.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free Admission all day

Tue May 2 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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Tue May 2 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 May 31, 2019
Regular Museum Hours and Admission

Special Exhibits

The Rock Cafe

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