During the period of new activity of Matica slovenská after 1989, the idea of building Cyrillic-Method sculptures in Slovakia arose. From the proceeds of the lottery of the Local branch of Matica slovenska in Prievidza, a sculpture in Prievidza, Kúty, Komárne and a Cyril and Methodius cross in Bardejov were revealed. The selection of the statue from 14 proposals took place on April 15, 1997, the consecration and handing over of the model of the Prievidza statue to the Cyril Methodist Faculty of Theology in Banská Bystrica - Badín. Statue of St. Cyril and St. The method was unveiled in Prievidza on July 4, 1998. Šusošie is the work of acad. sculptor Stanislav Mikuš. By the act of unveiling, Prievidza became the first city in Slovakia in which respect was paid in this way to the Thessalonica brothers - believers.