This house is open to the public for research, information and reflection on historic memory. It has exhibition rooms, a document archive, library and conference/screening room. It contains documentation and testimonies about the civil war and the Francoist repression in the Campo de Gibraltar area and it is open to collaboration with researchers and institutions from all over Andalucía. It has been created by the Foro por la Memoria del Campo de Gibraltar (Forum for the Memory of the Campo de Gibraltar) and the Asociación de Represaliados por el Franquismo en La Sauceda y El Marrufo (Association of those who suffered reprisals from Francoism at La Sauceda and El Marrufo).

Situated in the heart of Jimena, at number 53 Calle Sevilla, the House is 400 square metres in size and is on three floors. There is a room housing the permanent exhibition, a library with 1,500 books about historic memory, a conference room, archive, offices, meeting room, two patios and a terrace.
The exhibition room is dedicated to the history of La Sauceda and El Marrufo; the civil war and Francoist reprisals in the Campo de Gibraltar; the anti-Francoist war; and the slavery of the 30,000 people brought from all over Spain to this area to work in the battalions of Republican prisoners.

During the dictatorship this house belonged to the owner of a hardware store in Jimena and was also his home. In 2012 it was purchased by Miguel Rodríguez, the owner of Grupo Festina. Miguel’s father was imprisoned for fighting in defence of the Republic, and his grandfather and great-grandfather were shot in the Cortijo de Marrufo. Thanks to his financial support, the Foro por la Memoria del Campo de Gibraltar and the Asociación de Familiares de Represaliados por el Franquismo en La Sauceda y El Marrufo were able to restore the property and equip it to become what it is today: the Casa de la Memoria, the House of Historic Memory.