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The Blair Museum has been in transition during the past year as a search was made for a new home to present the world’s largest collection of lithophanes. The entire collection that Laurel Blair assembled and originally bequeathed to the City of Toledo is now in the process of relocating to Schedel Arboretum & Gardens.

  • The collection will soon be located in Joseph and Marie Schedel’s 1887 Victorian home being renovated for this purpose, providing the appropriate period context for viewing the artform which emerged during the 19th century. 


  • The needed renovations and move will cost approximately $70,000.


  • Exhibiting the Blair collection at Schedel Gardens strengthens the cultural and educational missions of both organizations and provides an opportunity to expand viewership. 

  • Schedel Gardens will honor Blair Museum Memberships through their expiration dates and promote renewals to Schedel Gardens, ensuring continuing value and access to Blair Members.

  • Schedel Garden membership includes access to the gardens, reciprocal membership to nearly 300 gardens in North America, and other benefits based on membership choice. 

  • Members will receive invitations to special events and be among the first to see the Blair collection in its new home.

Thank you for your interest in the Blair Museum. We hope that you are as pleased as we are that the lithophane collection will once more be available for art lovers to enjoy at the beautiful Schedel Gardens. We warmly invite you to consider membership, if not already affiliated with the Blair or Schedel, so that we can communicate with you directly regarding upcoming events. Please reach out to us if you would like to consider a gift to help support the Victorian renovation and move so that we can present various opportunities in a way that is healthy and safe for you. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Blair Museum at Schedel Gardens.

Julia LaBay Darrah - Curator - Blair Museum of Lithophanes

Rodney D Noble - Executive Director - Schedel Arboretum & Gardens



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