Herzstein Memorial Museum

Union County New Mexico

SFT photo

Photo by Michael E. Pitel

The Herzstein Memorial Museum is located in a two story, stone block, pitched roof building built in 1920 as the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was refurbished by former Clayton business leader, Albert Herzstein, into a Union County Historical Society-operated museum.

The museum houses many fine displays on early history of Union County, especially of the homestead era. Some of the exhibits include reproductions of dinosaur tracks from Clayton Lake.