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Herzstein Memorial Museum


Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 9:00am -3:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am -3:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am -5:00pm

Friday 9:00am -5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am -3:00 pm

Walk the museum at your own pace or book a tour below. 

Admission: Free

Donations accepted online and at the door. 

Mailing address is PO Box 75

Location: 22 S. 2nd St.
Clayton, NM 88415

*One block S.E. of the stoplight.

Small Town,

Big History

Hidden in the Northeastern corner of of New Mexico you will find this gem of a Museum. The Herzstein Memorial Museum is named for a family who owned a general store in Clayton that opened in 1896. 

Union County is famous for its only public hanging of Black Jack Ketchum. The American outlaw whose story was told through the lens of an old western movie in 1956. The Santa Fe Trail, Dust Bowl, Cowboys and Indians, and the Herzstein family with their lavish home furnishings also shaped Clayton's rich history.

This incredible building has been a cornerstone in our Community and County since 1919. It was originally the Epispical Methodist Church, community center, and served as Clayton's Library for a time. The original sanctuary is upstairs in the museum and houses the original stained glass windows and beautiful wood floors.
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