Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is situated at the residence of the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson in Sonoma. The Sonoma people who enjoyed his writings also gave him the name ‘tusitala’, which means the story teller. The writer had keen interest in fabricating stories and also carried a penchant for politics, customs and language. Before dying he was living in a large estate known as Villa Vailima or Five Waters with his devoted wife Fanny Osborne. The author took his last breath in 1894 and his wife departed the world in 1914.
The museum is known to have been constructed nearly a century after his death off the Cross Island Road. The museum is open for public on six days of the week. It stays closed on Sundays and on accepted holidays. The dedicated museum mirrors the refined taste of the legendary author. The items included in the museum are mostly the memorabilia and goods owned by the writer. Meanwhile the authorities of the museum have been engaged in augmenting the collections and exhibits in the museum.
The museum also has burial sites of the famous author and his munificent wife, situated behind the museum. The local people who were deeply moved by their demise paid them their last tribute with proper customs and rituals. The burial place of the celebrated author and his wife can be reached by through “Road of The Graves”. The short path takes some thirty minutes while the longer path takes one hour.
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