Additional Opportunities to Support this Historic Move:

  • Gifts of any amount are welcome to help with the costs of this project. 

  • Donors of gifts of $100 or more will be invited to a special opening event and will be recognized on signage at the site for one year.

  • Gifts are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law for 501(C)3 organizations. 

The Blair Lithophane Collection will retain forever the name of Laurel Blair. We greatly appreciate those who consider making a special gift to help fund the renovation of the Victorian home to enhance the collection and increase its viewership. The following recognition and benefits have been developed to demonstrate this gratitude: 

  • Exclusive “Presented by” designation, permanently placed on exterior of structure, all print and digital material, as well as Schedel Gardens benefits for cumulative support at this level: $30,000 

  • Exclusive “Main Gallery Naming” visibility for the largest exhibition space in the museum: $10,000 

  • Exhibition Space Naming for two additional galleries in the museum: $5,000 each

  • Exhibition Case Sponsor: $1,500 each, 7 six-foot cases available

  • Exhibition Case Sponsor: $1,000 each, 2 four-foot cases available; 2 cases from Schedel Estate

All above donors will be invited to a VIP opening event with board members and will  also be recognized on the Schedel website for a period of two years. Gifts at these levels will receive the corresponding additional benefits from Schedel Arboretum and Gardens. 

Thank you for your consideration. Additional information is available. 

Membership dues and donations to the Friends of the Blair Museum, 

a 501C3 nonprofit organization, are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  



Member Benefits of the Blair-Schedel Affiliation:

  • Joseph and Marie Schedel’s 1887 Victorian home provides an apropos context in which to experience lithophanes, an artform which emerged in the 19th century.

  • Members and visitors will have greater access to the Blair collection as the Museum will be open during regular hours of operation at Schedel Gardens. (10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 4pm from May through October; 10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Friday in April)

  • Schedel Gardens will honor Blair Lithophane Memberships and promote renewals to Schedel Gardens, ensuring continuing value and access to Blair Lithophane Museum Members.

  • Schedel Gardens membership includes benefits through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program at nearly 300 botanical gardens in North America. 

  • Members will receive invitations to special events and be among the first to see the Blair collection in its new home at a special Members Only event. (see below)




Kroger Community Rewards

The easiest way to support the Museum every time you shop. Just register your Kroger Plus Card at Use the organization number RM032. This will not affect your discounts or fuel points. There is no cost to you. Every time you shop with your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger will credit the Museum with a donation. You must re-register every year in April to continue your donations to the Museum.