Herzstein Memorial Museum "The best museum in a five-state area"
Herzstein Memorial Museum"The best museum in a five-state area"

Welcome to Herzstein Memorial Museum - The Best Museum In The Five State Area

… where history comes to life.  Feel free to take a virtual tour of the Museum on this website, then come experience Clayton's most exciting Museum for yourself.


Our exhibits bring together a vast amount of history from dinosaurs, The Santa Fe Trail,The Dust Bowl, WPA, and a bit of the Old West which includes the hanging of the notorious train robber, Black Jack Ketchum. Also come experience the Jewish heritage and presence in New Mexico of the Herzstein Family. Since the founding of Herzstein Memorial Museum, this broad cross-section of history has captured the imagination of visitors young and old.  Not only will you see the amazing amount of history that is in the Northeastern corner of NM, you will see first hand treasures of the Orient from the Herzstein collection.  

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

The staff at the Herzstein Memorial Museum encourages you to come visit.  You will be enthralled with your experience at the Herzstein Memorial Museum.

Herzstein Memorial Museum offers an ever-changing lineup of exhibits. It's worth coming back as there is always something for everyone to enjoy. Our website is a great opportunity to learn more about Herzstein Memorial Museum. You can read about its history, get to know the team or stay up-to-date on related news and events simply by becoming a member of the Union County Historical Society.  This will help ensure keeping history alive.

Where to find us

Herzstein Memorial Museum

PO Box 75
22 South 2nd St
Clayton, NM 88415
Phone: 575-374-2977

Toll Free: 877-789-6641

Email: uchs@plateautel.net


Or use our contact form.

Museum Hours

Our Museum is open during the following hours:

Winter- September - April

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Summer- May - August

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our Museum is always FREE.



Call for after hour or private tours.

*Requires a guaranteed donation.


Plan your next event at the Herzstein Memorial Museum.

  • Catering Available
  • Weddings/Dinners
  • Meetings
  • Amazing Ambiance
  • First Class Events

Current Exhibits

Our exhibits change regularly. Have a look at our current exhibits.

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