The diploma paper deals with the cultural heritage of Slavko Grum in Šmartno pri Litiji and the impact he left on the village. The research focuses on the author’s biographical connection to Šmartno, his understanding and portrayal of the place in his letters and the cultural image of Šmartno that developed under his influence which is apparent in the names of establishments, memorials and organised events. His biography suggests that Šmartno was not only Grum’s place of birth, but also a destination he regularly visited during his holiday, at least till 1926. He also developed a strong bond with his muse, Joži Debelak, who was also from Šmartno. Grum had an ambivalent attitude towards the town. It was a place he called home as well as a boring rural town. Šmartno has named one location after the author. The house of his birth is marked with a memorial plaque and was renovated by the former owner. The house remains in private possession. Celebrations regarding Grum’s cultural heritage are inconsistent, centred mostly around the days marking his birth and death. Many events are planned for the upcoming 120th anniversary of his birth, including the publishing of two books on Slavko Grum and uncovering his statue. Though we can observe an increase in the interest in Slavko Grum, the plans for establishing Grum’s creative centre which would care for the author’s and the local cultural heritage, remain unclear.