The Society was founded on 15th December 1989 in Nexø Library. The following were elected to the first Board:
Chair Karl Ejner Ipsen, Deputy Poul Harild, Treasurer Poul Andersen, Secretary Carsten Mogensen, Jesper Fink, Preben Hansen and Henrik Vensild.

The house was taken over on 5th July 1990 and the first temporary exhibition was opened on 11th July 1990.

Board of the Society:
Erik Gornitzka, Chair
Mogens Vibe, Deputy
Grete Plæhn, Treasurer
Peter Riis, Secretary
Ingrid Kofod Larsen
Jørn Carlstedt