After Mr. Blair's death, Greg and a City employee named Tim Haney cataloged and wrapped the entire Collection. With the assistance of Mr. Blair's former secretary, Marilyn Kehl, Greg photographed the entire Collection, back-lit, providing a permanent, pictorial record.
While our great Bob Huebner tirelessly battled the Bureaucracy, Greg worked, as did we all, to create the completed Museum. Along with the rest of us, he celebrated our Grand Opening in 2002. Since then, he has conducted many tours and promoted the Museum constantly. His PBS video The Three Minute Egg, is shown to every tour group as an introduction.
In his lifetime, Greg was a railroader, a recycler, a realtor and a night club owner, He was retired at the time of his death.
The Friends of the Blair Museum of Lithophanes has established an acquisition fund as a memorial to Greg. A rare 19th century German lithophane from Reinecke Fuchs has already been purchased by this fund. Additionally, the Gregory Knott Memorial Acquisition Fund has purchased contemporary artist Hannah Blackwell's Cut'n Up (dancing mice) lithophane and a 19th century rare Meissen lithophane William Penn's Treaty with the Indians. If you would like to donate to the fund, make your donation check made payable to: Friends of the Blair Museum of Lithophanes and send it to:
Gregory A Knott Memorial Acquisition Fund
Friends of the Blair Museum of Lithophanes
5403 Elmer Drive
Toledo, OH 43615