The museum is located in the former Bohus Castle, a building conceived in neo-classicc style and bearing an outstanding history record. Here, the staff of Hungarian Revolutionary Army signed the act of capitulation in front of the Austrian and Russian Generals on August 13th 1849.
Ioan Slavici has been born in Siria on 18th of January 1848. The very modest house hasn’t been preserved until today. A marble plaque, put by the Romanian Writer’s Union on the commemoration of 25 years since the writer’s decease (1950), indicates the street on which the house of Savu and Elena Slavici stood. There are four exibition rooms within which the complex personality of the writer is illustrated through photos, manuscripts, books and newspapers. Of a special documentary and emmotional value is the presence of a part of the writer’s working room, from the period 1880 – 1883, as he lived in Bucharest, hosting Mihai Eminescu, who had to become the Romanian national poet.
The exhibition dedicated to the live and and activity of the composer Emil Montia (1882 – 1965), who settled in Siria in 1906, has been opened in 1970. The composer’s working room has been reconstituted, comprising the original furniture, the piano, the violin, scores, folklore collections and family photographs.
Within the castle parc, there is the statue of Antonia Bohus, the busts of Ioan Slavici, Mihai Eminescu, Ioan Russu Sirianu, Nicolae Stefu and Emil Montia.