In 1957 the Romanian Academy commemorated 50 years from the death of Simion Florea Marian (1847 - 1907). On that occasion they proposed to establish a museum as a homage for his contribution to folklore and ethnography. The museum was established in the "House Gained by Writing" that was purchased and restored by academician Simion Florea Marian in 1885, from Iohan and Georgi Kapri. The building, dating from the 18th century, comprises six rooms. The last current repairs were made in 2000, after the overall repairs from 1973. The exhibits belong to the Simion Florea Marian collection - period furniture, photographs, pictures, books, periodicals, personal belongings, manuscripts, ...as well as family, personal, cultural, historical documents, musical scores and maps. The museum exhibits reconstruct an old authentically Romanian interior.