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 (dba) 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.
Gerry Working, Chairman
Fred Zammataro, Treasurer
Barbara Timon, Secretary
W. Stanley Holt
William von Metz
Roger G. Swearingen