Lizzadro Museum Re-opening in Oak Brook, mid November 2019.

Lizzadro Museum Elmhurst Location Closed.

After 57 years, the Museum’s Elmhurst location at 220 Cottage Hill Avenue will close on May 31st as the Museum prepares to move to a larger space in Oak Brook and re-open in the fall of 2019. For more information, contact the Museum by email:

The Lizzadro Museum opened in Elmhurst in 1962 and houses one of the largest collections of lapidary art in the world. The new building at 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook provides improved space for exhibits, educational activities and special events.



Ways to Support the Museum

  • Contribute for General Operating Support
  • Contribute to the Museum’s Endowment Fund
  • Contribute to the Museum’s New Acquisitions Fund
  • Include the Lizzadro Museum in your will.

The Lizzadro Museum is a 501 (c)(3) public charity, contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Employer Matching Funds

Many employers will match your personal donation to the Museum. Check with your company for more information on the availability of matching gift programs.

To Donate

Download the membership form here. Then, fill it out and mail with check or credit card information to: Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art 1220 Kensington Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 (You must have Adobe Reader to open this form.)

Building Fund Campaign

The Lizzadro Museum is embarking on the next phase of its existence. The infrastructure of the building in Wilder Park is breaking down and space can no longer accommodate the changing needs of the Museum. For this reason, the Board of Directors of the Museum has elected to move from Elmhurst to a newly acquired property in Oak Brook.

The new facility is located at 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook. The building sits on three acres of land, which provides more than ample parking for cars and buses. It will allow us to have a dedicated lecture hall large enough to accommodate one hundred guests, a special exhibit room, a library/conference and research room, and a proper food handling facility to use for special functions at the Museum.

All of this is very exciting, but obviously it comes at a cost. I am asking you to consider a donation to a special building fund at the Museum to help defray the cost of remodeling the new facility. Any form of contribution is accepted into this fund. No amount is too small.

Donors of five thousand dollars or more will be recognized on a Donors Wall. Certain areas in the Museum will be identified for special recognition of higher value donations.

It is important that the vision of Joseph Lizzadro, Sr., in the form of a Lapidary Art Museum, be continued. The new, larger facility will insure that the legacy he left to us will be enjoyed by future generations.

Please join us by contributing to this exciting adventure. Contact Dorothy Asher at (630) 833-1616 or email at

Thank you and we look forward to continuing to serve our community.

Dorothy Asher


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