Tiopan Bernhard Silalahi Foundation was founded on August 7, 2006 at the initiative of Dr. TB Silalahi, SH, which later on April 17, 2008 was inaugurated by Dr. TB Silalahi. TB Silalahi Foundation is a non-profit organization that has the main goal of maintaining, developing and researching Batak culture in the form of a museum. With a vision and mission: raising the quality and quality of life through the superiority of cultural values
Then the Batak museum was developed and enlarged. A special building for the collection of Batak Artifacts was established. The building was inaugurated on January 18, 2011 by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as a Batak museum. The TB Silalahi Batak Museum was built with the aim of bringing together 6 Batak people in North Sumatra, namely the Toba Batak people, Simalungun Puak, Pakpak Puak, Mandailing Puak, Angkola Puak and Karo Puak. The TB Silalahi Batak Museum Center has a collection of Batak artifacts from the six Batak people.
The main collections of the museum are: Batak artifacts, TB Silalahi personal items collection at Mr. TB Silalahi’s Step Footprint Museum, ancient Batak house in Huta Batak TB Silalahi Center complex. There are a number of collections in this museum, namely 1010 Batak museums (indoor), Batak museum (outdoor) 49 collections, TB Silalahi Footprint museum (indoor) 2648 collections, museum TB Silalahi Footprints (outdoor) with 5 collections.