Strozzacapponi is a perfect example of a necropolis organized according to a precise design. The burial rite was cremation, normally used in Perugia during the Hellenistic period. The ashes of the deceased were collected inside travertine urns or ceramic ollae.
The museum was set up in 1976 as a result of the passion and dedication of some of local citizens and the town's Pro Loco association, who helped to research and collect objects connected to farm work as well as domestic and handicraft activities.
The church of Santa Maria Assunta is situated near to the main square in Corciano, which was named after Coragino, the town's legendary founder, who was said to be a fellow traveller of the mythical Greek hero Ulysses.