Lizzadro Museum

May 27, 2015 Lizzadro Museum Presents to Park Board

At the January 28, 2015 Park Board Meeting, four representatives of the Lizzadro Museum appeared before the Board - Andy Joseph, architect of Wight & Co., John Lizzadro, board member, Lou Lizzadro, board member, and Dorothy Asher, Museum Director.  Director Asher requested the Board provide direction as to a specific location for a new museum in Wilder Park and stated that the museum’s current facility no longer supports the museum’s needs and the lack of direct street access has hindered the museum and its visitors.  Architect Joseph presented a slideshow displaying four pote

Lizzadro Museum Public Meetings, April 2015

In an effort to garner community feedback on the LIzzadro Museum's  relocation proposals, the Park Board recommended that public meetings be held by the Museum.  These meetings took place on April 20 and April 25, 2015.  The presentation shared  at these two public meetings is available below.

Lizzadro Museum Presents to Park Board January 28, 2015

The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art presented at the January 28, 2015 meeting of the Park Board to explore the possibility of building a new museum in Wilder Park, operating the existing museum during construction and  eventually ceasing operations in the current building. 

New location possibilities were presented and the Park Board briefly disucussed these options. The Park Board recommended that the museum hold public meetings to garner community opinions and feedback.

Lizzadro Museum - History of Wilder Park Location

In May of 1961 the Elmhurst Park District entered into an agreement with the Joseph Lizzadro Family Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, to provide land for the construction and operation of the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (Museum).  The Elmhurst Park Board felt that the addition of the museum in Wilder Park would be advantageous to the Park District and the citizens of Elmhurst.