210 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
In 2001 the Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum at 210 W. Market Street ceased operation. This action was necessary because the condition of the building compromised the condition of both the circus memorabilia and the book and document archives.
Bexar County and the City of San Antonio are conducting a feasibility study on creating a San Antonio/Bexar County History Center in that location. The Library continues to provide security, protect the remaining collection, and monitor the building's condition. Neither the circus memorabilia nor the collections have been disposed of or thrown away. The City has reached an agreement with the Witte Museum, also named as a beneficiary in Harry Hertzberg's will, to ensure responsible and appropriate placement of the circus collection. From now through September 6, selected items from the Hertzberg Circus Collection are on display at the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, (210) 357-1900, http://www.wittemuseum.org/.
Items in the book and document archives are available on an appointment-only basis for researchers. To make an appointment, please call (210) 207-2500 and ask for the Texana/Genealogy Department.
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