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Reception Room


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Workforce Training



One hundred fifty years ago, in 1872, William Smith Slater hired General William Walker to begin building a home for his daughter, Elizabeth Ives Slater Reed, and her family in Warwick, R.I.  Five years later, in 1877, the family took up residence in their new home.  The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as "Cedar Hill - Mrs. Elizabeth I. S. Reed Estate", and today is known as Clouds Hill Museum.


Clouds Hill Museum first opened to the public in 2000 and became a 501(c)3 not-for-profit in 2004.  In the twenty years of existence, the museum has surprised even its most passionate supporters with the remarkable success of its programs, publications, exhibits, and incredible collections.  The property has been referred to as a "hidden gem", "a very important property, really a national treasure" and "a priceless treasure."  Through many activities, the museum has educated visitors about the Victorian era, Rhode Island history, and so much more and has become a site for work-force training for people with disabilities.  Clouds Hill Museum's mission is to preserve the iconic Rhode Island property including its buildings, archives, collections, and open space to educate future generations.

During 2022, Clouds Hill has been fortunate to receive donations and grants for projects (museum projects) that are already complete or are ready to begin.  These projects include the preservation and restoration of the south wall in the Egyptian-themed reception room, the installation of a new electrical service, the restoration of the windows on the third floor of the house, and the purchase and installation of a replacement kitchen sink.  

In order to continue to meet our mission, Clouds Hill must successfully complete a capital campaign for crucial capital improvements and capital equipment purchases.  Of greatest important, the museum must address the challenges of aging including a new roof, restoration of the porch and fretwork, and the gable and dormer repair and restoration.

With the help of individuals, foundations, and community businesses, it will be possible to achieve our goal of $5,000,000 over five years.  Donors to the campaign can feel secure in knowing that their gifts to Clouds Hill are sound investments.

Words cannot express how much your support means, thank you.

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