The historic landscape surrounding the 1917 bungalow will be restored for 2017.

Reynolda at 100

Reynolda House will be a model museum through exemplary practices, innovative use of our collections and historic site, and a pioneering approach to community and university relationships. The ideals, leadership and pursuit of excellence demonstrated by the Reynolds and Babcock families provide the foundation for our vision.

More than 150 objects from the Historic House collection were catalogued to share online.

Reynolda at 100 

By 2017, the centennial of the historic house and the 50th anniversary of the Museum, Reynolda House will provide unprecedented digital access to its nationally recognized collections and will be known for engaging students, faculty and the public with vibrant exhibitions and programs.  

Reynolda House welcomes approximately 5,000 students each year for guided experiences and tours.

Reynolda at 100 

"My time at Reynolda House has renewed my belief that one great piece of art can change your day, your mood, or your perspective, and I have personal experience to attest."
- Betsy Hicks (WFU ‘13; former Museum intern)

Reynolda's indoor pool will re-open in Spring 2015.

Reynolda at 100 

Restoration of Reynolda’s pool house is among one of the first projects funded by the Reynolda at 100 campaign. Started in June 2014, the restoration is the first since Mary and Charlie Babcock added it along with other indoor recreation in 1937. Read more by searching #ReynoldaPool on our website.

Debbie Rubin greets new Wake Forest University students during orientation in the fall of 2010.

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“Reynolda House is a great investment, a bridge across our community. I want it to remain forever available for all to visit.”
- Debbie Rubin, Former President of the Reynolda House Board of Directors

Aerial view of the estate. Circa 1927. Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

Reynolda at 100 

R.J. and Katharine Smith Reynolds took more than 1,000 acres of overworked farmland and shaped it into an American Country Place estate called Reynolda that was completed in 1917. The same iron gates that welcomed guests nearly 100 years ago greet visitors today, and the Museum and the 19 acres that surround the bungalow are vital elements of campus and community life.

Executive Director Allison Perkins talks with Wake Forest University students in her office.

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“Reynolda House plays a critical role in helping students define what matters in their lives. The learning and self-reflection that happens in front of a painting, throughout our landscape and in this historic place is transformational. For nearly 100 years, Reynolda has fostered a community where all are welcomed and inspired to learn -- and we plan to continue into our next century.”
- Allison Perkins, Reynolda House Executive Director

Friends of the Museum raise a glass to toast the Reynolds American Foundation.

Reynolda at 100 

On January 29, 2015, the Museum made the public announcement of Reynolda at 100 with a leadership gift of $1 million from the Reynolds American Foundation. 


Reynolda at 100

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is seeking $5 million for Reynolda at 100,  the Museum’s initiative to ensure that essential projects are complete and endowment is secured to support the Museum’s continued commitment to excellence into the next century. The campaign will culminate in 2017, when Reynolda House will celebrate the estate’s centennial and the Museum’s 50th anniversary.

As an exceptional steward of its collections, historic house and landscape, Reynolda will ensure that its important works of art receive the care they need, that the house is updated and repaired, and that the grounds bloom afresh with landscape improvements and new wayfinding signposts to unite the original estate. This iconic home and beloved community greenspace will be an integrated component of campus and community that inspires its visitors to learn, imagine, and find meaning in its historic site and collections. 

Reynolda at 100 Priorities

PRESERVE OUR PLACE: $2,300,000 | Learn More About This Priority

To provide funding for essential projects that reflect the community’s pride in Reynolda

FUNDS FOR THE FUTURE: $2,500,000 | Learn More About This Priority

To invest in our most important resources--our collections and our people--and propel the Museum into a new century with a continued commitment to excellence in collections research and conservation; education; exhibitions; and stewardship of this historic site.

CELEBRATE OUR CENTENNIAL: $200,000 | Learn More About This Priority

To open Reynolda’s doors to all through outreach and special programs during the centennial celebration.

Request more information about Reynolda at 100. 
Read about the leadership gift to the campaign from the Reynolds American Foundation.

Reynolda at 100 Campaign Committee

Dianne Blixt, co-chair                Gwynne Taylor
John Davis                                   J.D. Wilson
Tom Lambeth, co-chair             Vernon Winters
Debbie Rubin

Reynolda at 100 is part of Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest, announced in 2013. Reynolda House formally affiliated with Wake Forest University in 2002.

For more information, contact Stephan Dragisic, Director of Development, at 336.758.5595 or Find additional ways to support the Museum through Membership, sponsorship, and other ways of giving.