The R L Stevenson Club of Monterey

Annual Meeting Announced

Program: short meeting and election of officers followed by dinner and a presentation on RLS’ Edinburgh.  Dr. Mitchell Manson will be our speaker.  He and his friend Rex Homer, both members of the Edinburgh RLS Club, will be our guests.

Location: 1000 Hacienda Carmel, (access Carmel Valley Road to Via Mallorca to Hacienda Carmel).

Dinner menu choices are:

Sand Dabs or Chicken Piccata – please indicate your choice of food when you send your check to Ruth Krotzer.

Your reservation will be counted when your check arrives by October 1st.

Cost: $25.00 per person, payable to:

Ruth Krotzer, 3001 Jean Street, Marina, CA 93933

Please do not forget to indicate your choice of food so we can let the Chef know.

RSVP by October 1st  to rkrotzercolts@gmail.com; 831-601-1894

Visiting the Stevenson House

For 2018 the Stevenson House of the California State Monterey History Park is open April through October on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, beginning on April 7 .

When open, Stevenson House visitors are greeted by docents who bring to life Stevenson’s occupancy of the House during his stay in Monterey in the autumn of 1879, and relate the other many notable uses of the building during its long history.

The Stevenson House is a two-story adobe built during the Mexican Era of Monterey. Rooms in the House hold a large number of Stevenson artifacts, including portraits, Stevenson family furniture, and personal items. Lovely gardens occupy the House grounds. The gardens are open year round 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The House is located at 530 Houston Street, Monterey, California.

In nearly two centuries of existence the Stevenson House has sheltered families, government officials, artists, writers, and fishermen. In one period as a rooming house, then called the French Hotel, Robert Louis Stevenson stayed for a few months. He had come to court his future wife, Fanny Osbourne. Stevenson was poor, in frail health and unknown; in his days in Monterey he was cared for by friends he had made there. And there Stevenson wrote the essay “The Old Pacific Capital,” a wonderfully evocative essay describing Monterey and the Peninsula of that time.