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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.

Board of Trustees

Tom Hixson
Board Chair

John Alexander

Josephine Arader

Donna Drago

Susan Duryea

Jason Daniels

Vanessa McMahon

Mario Sculatti

Jason Anglin

emeritus trustees

W. Stanley Holt
Liz Martini
William Von Metz
Tom Thornton
Dianne Fraser


Dr. Roger Swearingen
Dr. Barry Menikoff


Kimberly Bush Tomio
Fred Zammataro
Gerry Working

Join the board

The Board of Trustees of the Vailima Foundation is always interested in bringing in new members to support the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and help share the Story of Stevenson. 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of the board of trustees please contact us today! 

Visit the Museum

The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is open
Tuesday – Saturday from 12 to 4 PM

Give to the RSLM

The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum depends on many sources to support our mission to preserve and promote the legacy of RLS


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

Reach Out

T 707.963.3757
F 707.963.0917

[email protected]


Tuesday 12 PM – 4 PM 

Wednesday 12 PM – 4 PM 

Thursday 12 PM – 4 PM

Friday 12 PM – 4 PM

Saturday 12 PM – 4 PM