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 tax-deductible “adoption fee” helps us manage the upkeep, maintenance, and conservation of our historic collection.

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 the 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:

$50 – $150 Sponsorship
Adoption certificate
Your name as the artifact sponsor on this web page
Picture of the artifact with description and explanation of the significance
Tax-deductible receipt

$200 – $500 Sponsorship
All of the above, plus…
Notice the artifact is on display and where it is in the Castle
If the artifact is conserved or maintained, before and after pictures

$1000 and up
All of the above, plus…
Social media shout out
Two free tickets to tour the museum

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

$50 Sponsorship Level

Two bronze bookend figurines. On the left is a young girl, on the right a young boy.
Hide & Seek Bookends in the Library
"The Squire's Song" print by Walter Dendy Sadler (Main Hall)
Bronze sculpture of a starving man feeding a starving dog.
Robert-Champigny Bronze, "Seated man feeding dog" in the Main Hall
Eastern Design Vase (Library)
Serving tray decorated with a kaleidoscope of luminescent blue butterfly wings.
Butterfly tray in Butler's Pantry

$100 Sponsorship Level

Mountain and Lake Roundel (Library)
Falls of Song Roundel (Library)
Mary's Arch Roundel (Blue Room)
Grape Clusters Roundel (Dining Room)
Quail Roundel (Dining Room)
Horse & Rider Roundel (Staircase Hall)
Wisteria Roundel (Brown Room)
Hydrangeas Roundel (Brown Room)
"1814, Campagne de France" print by Ernest Meissonier (Library)
"1807, Friedland" print by Ernest Meissonier (Library)
"Sunshine" by Alexander Pope, Jr. reproduction (Dining Room)

$150 Sponsorship Level

Deer Head (1)
Deer Head (2)
Deer Head (3)

$250 Sponsorship Level

All 3 Mt. Vesuvius gouache paintings
"Vive l'Empereur!" print by Francois Flameng (Library)
Hercules clock
Tapestry (Library)
"The Last Days of Napoleon" statue in the Library

$500 Sponsorship Level

"Summer view of Gunstock" by William Paskell, signed pseudonym "H. Howe"
"Autumn view of Gunstock" by William Paskell
Squirrel Finial (Pergola)
Tom Plant's trophy collection

$1000 Sponsorship Level

Coal Cooking Range (Kitchen)

$2500 Sponsorship Level

Tiffany Skylight (Staircase Hall)
Sprite (Lucknow Gardens)
Our Adopters:

Dennis & Marianne Tompkins**

Betsy Hutchings*

Judy & Steve Brown***

Gary & Connie Dehnel

Jo-Ann CE Bélanger*

Mary & Paul*

Tammy M. Chappell

The Barbara Tomb Lundberg Family, in memory of her happy years as a docent

Ann Calcaterra

Dave & Jeannette Doyle

John & Ann Farley

Jennifer Traverso

Kirsten O. Lundberg*

Marianne & Bill Marcussen

Samuel Ball

In loving memory of Melvin C. Blais

Gene & Marla Collins

In Loving Memory of Nancy Q. Amrich

Sharlene Rice Van Rooy

Virginia Lincoln*

Daniel Bridgeo, PhD

Each * indicates additional years of artifact adoption. 

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Castle in the Clouds is open!  May and June we are open 6 days a week (Thursday–Tuesday, Closed on Wednesday).  Enjoy a  guided tour of the Lucknow Mansion!  Come to a Music Night on the Terrace! Look through our Calendar of Events to see all the Castle’s programs and events!

Castle in the Clouds is open!  May and June we are open 6 days a week (Thursday–Tuesday, Closed on Wednesday).  Enjoy a  guided tour of the Lucknow Mansion!  Come to a Music Night on the Terrace! Look through our Calendar of Events to see all the Castle’s programs and events!