The museum building is an architectonic and historic monument, a castle built in 1838 that belonged to the noble family of Bohus. This is the building where the surrender of the revolutionary Hungarian army to the Austrian and Russian imperial armies was signed in August 1849. The exhibition is dedicated to the writer Ioan Slavici (1848 - 1925), born in Şiria, and to the composer Emil Monţia (1887 - 1965), born at Şicula, who lived most of his life in Şiria, 130, Spiru Haret Street. The exhibition presents furniture, documents on the Şiria commune's history, manuscripts of the writer Ioan Slavici, family photographs, the birth certificate of the writer, a handwritten... note of his from the age of ten, photocopies of his school documents, his diplomas, the valuable library of Ioan Slavici. Slavici’s activity at the reviews "Tribuna" in Sibiu (from 1893) and "Vatra" (from 1894) is richly illustrated. Also his school books are on display: "World History, the Middle Ages" and "Romanian Grammar, Etymology", as well as some issues of "Review of Children and Youth", where he published didactic stories. The exhibition dedicated to Emil Monţia includes furniture of his study room, his piano and cello, folk music collections and issues of his main works: "The girl from Cozia", "Earring", "The Hair", "At the well with buckle", and others.