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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

If you have a passion for literature, history, Robert Louis Stevenson, and the Napa Valley? Do you want to use your talents to be a steward of a world renowned legacy? The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is currently seeking 2 talented and passionate individuals to serve on the Board of Trustees.

The Board of the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is an intimate group of professional who have a passion for preserving the legacy of author Robert Louis Stevenson (creator of classics such as Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and serving our local and global community. As a globally recognized and beloved author, it is important to the Board and staff of the RLSM that Stevenson is continually preserved and shared with the entire community.

Prospective members, ideally, will be members of the immediate Napa Valley community, but can be from outside. The Board meets every other month and holds executive sessions in between. Board members are expected to serve for a minimum of 3 years.

This is an exciting opportunity to help a small, treasured institution grow into the 21st century and keep the life, legacy, and story of Stevenson alive!

It is the mission of the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum to connect the human experience with the life, works, and times of Robert Louis Stevenson.

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About Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Location:

1490 Library Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, US

Mission Statement

The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is dedicated to honoring the life and literary legacy of the author. Held in trust is a valued collection of Stevenson artifacts and manuscripts, preserved for the benefit of enriching present and future generations.

Through creative programs, displays and research opportunities, the museum educates and increases awareness of RLS and his works.


Description

The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum houses the largest museum collection in the world devoted to the famed author. Regularly open to the public since 1969, the RLSM celebrates the life, times and works of Robert Louis Stevenson - known for such classics as TreasureIsland, Kidnapped, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses.

The RLSM is located in St. Helena, in the heart of the wine country, thanks to our founders Norman and Charlotte Strouse. Dedicated Stevensoniana collectors, their reading of Stevenson's book the Silverado Squatters inspired them to retire to the area. The book is Stevenson's account of his 1880 honeymoon, spent in an abandoned bunkhouse at the old Silverado Mine on the slope of Mount St. Helena.

In 1979 the museum moved to permanent quarters in the new St. Helena Public Library building. A"jewel box" type of museum, it works at all levels, for eager six-year-olds as well as bibliophiles and scholars.

Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1490 Library LanePO BOX 23Saint HelenaSaint Helena, CA 94574

(38.50759,-122.46954)
 

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Board of Trustees meets every other month for a regular board meeting. They are also expected to serve on a minimum of 2 committees to assist with the forward progress of the museum.
  • At this time the RLSM Board of Trustees is meeting via Zoom only. All in-person meetings have been suspended due to the Coronavirus. Any new members of the board must be able to attend regular, in-person meetings when this is allowed.

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