Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art recognized for contributions to Park District's Mission

  • Lizzadro Foundation and Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioner

A resolution honoring Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art was unanimously passed at the Monday, May 14, 2019 Elmhurst Park District Board of Park Commissioners meeting.

The museum, currently located in Wilder Park, is moving to a new location in the fall of 2019, but the museum’s contribution to Elmhurst and the Park District will continue to be remembered for years to come.

The resolution recognized the museum for its contribution to the Park District’s Mission of enriching lives and members of the Lizzadro family attended the meeting to accept the honor on the museum’s behalf.

An agreement going back over six decades formed the center of a successful partnership between the Park District and Lizzadro. On November 4, 1962 the Lizzadro Museum opened, following approval of an agreement between the Joseph Lizzadro Family Foundation and the Park District for the construction and operation of the museum in Wilder Park, an arrangement that benefited the citizens of Elmhurst by providing enriching opportunities to learn about lapidary arts and earth sciences within the confines of the beautiful and historic Wilder Park.