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Lyndhurst, Ohio: Eggshelland (Gone)

Family's front yard Easter Week display (1957-2013) of thousands of painted eggshells arranged into religious mosaics and cartoon characters. Displays moved to town property in 2014, continue as a seasonal roving exhibit we no longer track.

Easter season, location TBD.

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This yearly springtime display, made from thousands of painted eggshells, has been revived at the Lyndhurst Community Center. The lion, hen, chick, trees, and the original Eggshelland sign were given to a local nostalgia preservation group.

[Jay, 04/16/2014]



2013 is the last year for EggshellLand. The creator passed away last year, so his wife and kids made a memorial of the eggs he painted that still existed. Sad.

[Jenn, 03/29/2013]

April 2014: Key parts of classic Eggshelland are now displayed before Easter at the Lyndhurst Community Center.


Ron Manolio passed away in August 2012. The family has said that they are doing one last Eggshelland display this year (the 55th) in his honor. March 24th-April 1.

[Pittsburgh Pauly, 03/09/2013]



A seasonal Easter display of thousands of painted eggshells depicting cartoon characters and religious images. Lovingly created each year by the Manolio family. Hurry! It's only up until the Tuesday after Easter.

[anon., 04/18/2000]

Springtime in Lyndhurst, means EGGSHELLAND. Since 1957 Ron and Betty Manolio have been decorating their front lawn with grand mosaics made out of handpainted eggshells.

EGGSHELLAND is not an overwhelming sight, the Manolios own a modest ranch house on a cul-de-sac, crammed between their neighbors, they don't have a very large front lawn, but they manage to fill all of it with six or seven designs a year -- always including The Cross and its secular counterpart, The Bunny.

This year's lay-out was pronounced "Forty Years of Memories" and included among others "The Rooster" (dated 1969), "The Wizard of Oz" (1972), racist Indians logo Chief Wahoo (1996), Mickey Mouse (1989) and their only new design this year, a "Welcome Home Browns" logo, in honor of Cleveland's pretend football team. The entire display had 34,658 eggshells in it.

Unfortunately, EGGSHELLAND only lasts ten days. Not folks to get carried away with a good thing, the Manolio's still only set out their annual display on the morning of Palm Sunday, and leave it up until the Tuesday after Easter. [1031 Linden Lane in Lyndhurst, Ohio 216-442-6061]

[David Hansen, 04/10/1999]

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