Adopt an Artifact

Our Adopt an Artifact program is a way to ensure the proper care and preservation of our historic collection in support of our non-profit mission. Your adoption of an artifact will also help us mitigate the impact of reduced income due to capacity limitations and program cancellations in response to COVID-19.

All adoptions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Adoptions go not only to the maintenance of a specific artifact, but to support the museum mission as a whole. Castle in the Clouds is not limited to immediately conserving an artifact if funds are not raised in full.


How does the program work?

Artifact adoption, or “sponsorship”, lasts one year from the date of adoption. Please note that adoption of an artifact does not mean you are purchasing the item, but rather sponsoring the artifact in support of the museum’s overall mission. As our interpretation of the mansion and property evolves, some artifacts may be removed from display at the end of a season. 

Depending on the level of sponsorship, donors will receive:

$100 Sponsorship
Adoption certificate
Your name as the artifact sponsor on this web page
Tax deductible receipt

$200 – $500 Sponsorship
All of the above, plus…
Picture of artifact with description and explanation of significance
If artifact is conserved or maintained, before and after pictures

$1000 and up
All of the above, plus…
Social media shout out
Notice of the artifact being on display and where it is in the Castle
2 free tickets to tour the museum

Select an artifact below to complete a sponsorship form and begin your adoption today!

$100 Sponsorship Level

Mountain and Lake Roundel (Library)
Falls of Song Roundel (Library)
Sunset Lake Roundel (Library)
Poppies Roundel (Olive's Boudoir)
Morning Glories Roundel (Olive's Boudior)
All 5 Roundels ($500)

$200 Sponsorship Level

Mt. Vesuvius gouache painting (1)
Mt. Vesuvius gouache painting (2)
Mt. Vesuvius gouache painting (3)
All 3 Mt. Vesuvius gouache paintings ($600)
Deer Head (1)
Deer Head (2)
Deer Head (3)
All 3 Deer Heads ($600)

$300 Sponsorship Level

Hercules clock
"View from Sugar Hill" by Clifford Grear Alexander

$400 Sponsorship Level

"The Last Days of Napoleon" statue in Library
Eastern design vase in Staircase Hall

$500 Sponsorship Level

"Summer view of Gunstock" by William Paskell, signed pseudonym "H. Howe"
"Autumn view of Gunstock" by William Paskell

$1000 Sponsorship Level

Victrola record player in Library
Tom Plant's trophy collection

$2,500 Sponsorship Level

Pool table
Needle Shower (Master Bathroom)
Needle Shower (Amy's Room)
Needle Shower (Guest Bathroom)
All 3 Needle Showers ($7,500)

$5,000 Sponsorship Level

Kitchen & Servant's Dining Hall
Butler's Pantry
Octagonal 2nd Floor Guest Room/Brown Room
Olive's Boudoir & Dressing Room
Our Adopters:

Dennis & Marianne Tompkins

Betsy Hutchings, who spends all day with Deer Head #3

Judy & Steve Brown

Gary & Connie Debnel

Jo-Ann CE Bélanger

NOTE: We are now open! Please click here for our updated policy and procedures ahead of your visit!
NOTE: We are now open! Please click here for our updated policy and procedures ahead of your visit!