The Regional Museum of L’Horta Sud Joseph Ferris March was born of the initiative of l’Horta Sud’s Development Foundation as one of its updating programmes. The foundation aims to offer a view to the cultural traditions of the region that during centuries have been, without doubt, a sign of identity, having determined a proper personality to the territory.
In November 1995 the Foundation acquired a property in the old street of “El Pino” to launch the museum. From this moment on, a collecting task started gathering old bits and pieces that neighbours from the region donated to create the different collections.
According to the prevailing local legislation, the museum was recognised as such by the Council of Culture, Education and Science of the Generalitat Valenciana (“Valencian Autonomous Government”), on the 28th of February 1996.