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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

Dianne Fraser
Vice Chair

Fred Zammataro

Katherine Cincotta

Reece Baswell

Joan Farrar

Mary Givens

Mario Sculatti

Emeritus trustees

W. Stanley Holt

Liz Martini

William Von Metz

Tom Thornton


Dr. Roger Swearingen

Dr. Barry Menkioff

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! 


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

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T 707.963.3757
F 707.963.0917


The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is temporarily closed.

We hope to reopen soon.