The building that hosts the museum was a former Waldensian school at the beginning of 1800. Later it became the Municipality and Waldensian church. In 2007 thanks to the project enhanced by the ecomuseum for the production of a Salza Community Map, local people had been involved in research, study and interpretation activity. The enthusiasm and interest for this initiative became the driving force from which derives the willing to recover the historical building and to give it a new life as meeting place, laboratory of participated activities, Salza Community Map exhibition and presentation of the local community in its different aspects: economical, social, working and daily life habits. The exhibition, made possible thanks to the donation of photos and belongings by the local community, represents an interesting union between past and present told in the “patouà”, the Occitan vernacular, accompaining every moment of the mountain life.