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The Vailima Foundation

The Vailima Foundation was established by Charlotte and Norman H. Strouse in 1968 to provide funds and leadership for a museum in the St. Helena area, into which their collection of Robert Louis Stevenson books, art, manuscripts and memorabilia could be placed as a permanent gift to the public.

Today, the Vailima Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, does business as  the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum.

Its Board of Trustees directs the affairs of the Museum and manages its collections which are held in public trust.

Current Board of Trustees


Gerry Working, Board Chair

Kimberley Bush Tomio, Vice Chair

Fred Zammataro, Treasurer

Dianne Fraser, Secretary 

John Heflebower

Mario Sculatti 

Mary Givens

Joan Farrar 

Emeritus Trustees

W. Stanley Holt
Liz Martini
William von Metz


Dr. Roger G. Swearingen
Dr. Barry Menikoff


1490 Library Lane
P.O. Box 23
St. Helena, CA 94574

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T 707.963.3757
F 707.963.0917


Tuesday – Saturday
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Closed for Federal Holidays