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The Vailima Foundation was established by Charlotte and Norman H. Strouse in 1968 to provide funds for the creation of a Robert Louis Stevenson Museum in the St. Helena area into which their collection of Stevenson books, art, manuscripts and memorabilia could be placed as a permanent gift.
The trustees of the Vailima Foundation direct the affairs of the Silverado Museum and the Foundation provides the funds for the maintenance and expansion of the collection.
While funds are not solicited from the public, contributions are always gratefully accepted. Gifts of Stevenson material suitable for the purposes of the Museum are encouraged and, since the Museum opened, many generous and important gifts of Stevensoniana have been received, thus insuring the continued growth of the collection.