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The Museum was established on the initiative of the priest, who collected in various works from the 17th century Sanctuary where is venerated the image of the Madonna della Fontenuova. With the opening of the Civic Museum of the territory's most precious pieces of treasure were exhibited in the new Museum.
The Museum documents the history of Monsummano Terme and of Valdinievole with the transformation of the landscape following the reclamation of Padule di Fucecchio, the devotion to the sanctuary of Madonna della Fontenuova, development of thermal activity and modern industrial ones. The value of the Museum has been recognized by the European Museum Forum, which awarded him a special mention of the EMYA Prize (European Museum of the Year Award) of 2001.
The collection is formed into four years of study and research on the artistic expressions of the twentieth century in Tuscany with the collaboration of Superintendence for the artistic and historical heritage of Florence and the Italian fine arts Academies.
The Museum commemorates the poet Giuseppe Giusti (1809-1850) who was born in this House. On the first floor there are furniture and antique objects, shown in the ornamentation of the pistoiese romanticism. On the second floor there is a large documentary section, currently undergoing reorganization.