San Jacinto Museum of History

The Albert and Ethel 
Herzstein Library

Like the smell of old books? The sound of rustling vellum and parchment? Have we got a place for you. Use your mouse to explore the Library, above. Better yet, make an appointment to come visit (select Fridays and Saturdays only, check our Calendar for available dates).  




Our collection of historical manuscripts provide powerful insight into Texas' past. Browse our online finding aids to get started!

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Visit us for materials on everything Texas. With an abundance of rare books, manuscripts and other historical material, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Our materials are available by appointment only, so be sure to call or fill out this form to request a date and time.

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Pour over nearly 1300 biographies of soldiers from both sides of the conflict, including the combatants at San Jacinto and the baggage train detachment at Harrisburg. Their stories help us better understand what it took to win Texas Independence. 

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If you have a rare book about the Battle of San Jacinto, Revolutionary Texas — or Texana in general — that needs a new home, let's talk.

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