Quirky Ohio: Eggshelland
Welcome to #QuirkyOhio, our 2017 blog series highlighting Ohio's odd, unusual and downright wacky experiences, places and events. Follow along as we profile some of the quirkiest parts of the state!
Spring is here - and what better way to dive into this season than with a visit to Eggshelland in Lyndhurst, Ohio. This colorful display contains over 40,000 hand-painted eggshells pieced together like a mosaic.
For 56 years, Ron and Betty Manolio put together this display on their front lawn on Linden Lane every Easter season. Ron painted all of the eggshells, while Betty positioned them into beautiful displays.
Unfortunately, Ron passed away in 2012, and although Betty thought the tradition might come to an end, the Euclid Beach Boys, an event center and museum, promised to preserve it. Since then, the tradition continues each year during the Easter season.
Adults and children of all ages come to see the stunning display each year, featuring new scenes and themes each time.
This is the 60th consecutive year Eggshelland has been on display in the City of Lyndhurst. In an effort to preserve the original eggshells, this year's display will be indoors. In addition to the display, you can also visit the Easter Bunny on specified days.
Attend this free event April 7-16th at Legacy Village on the northwest corner of Cedar and Richmond Roads in Lyndhurst.