The museum is located in a building dating from 1872, with a stone ground floor and a wooden first floor. Before the museum was established, the ground floor had been used by the local gendarmerie, while the first floor served as school and vicarage. The communal museum was initiated and organized by teacher Pamfil Albu, starting from a beautifully sculpted "lacruţă" (pencil box), in 1937. By 1952, his collection numbered more than 2,300 objects. The same year the collection became a public museum named Lupşa Ethnographic Museum. The deciding contribution came from the then manager of the Transylvania Ethnographic Museum in Cluj, Valeriu Butura, who provided the auxi...liary means for exhibiting and preserving the heritage. Teacher Albu further enriched the collections, gathering more than 8,107 museum objects, many of them of national cultural heritage value. The ethnographic collection contains valuable artefacts, and even unique ones: "gujba" or "gândila" (wooden chains), the "spegmnăriţe" (reels for the tow thread), the hedgehog skin comb, the characteristic window and many others. The history collection includes: the flag used in the Great Union of Alba Iulia and the table fastened by the 1848 Revolution leader Avram Iancu.