The ethnographic collection, in the region of 1500 items, includes work utensils and machines, as well as everyday objects. Although originating from a precise territory — the village of Luz — these pieces may be taken to represent a regional reality. The heritage value of these artifacts is exemplary, as they bring to mind portraits of Alentejo’s rural life up to the mid-twentieth century. A testimony to a past and an abandoned place, such objects are highly significant to the resettling community.