The Collections

The Pember Museum collections are a wonderful example of the biodiversity of the area 100 years ago, and also include specimens from around the world.

There are over 7,000 objects in the collections of the Pember Museum, covering a wide variety of natural history subjects. Nearly 80% of the collections are on display. Specimens include vertebrate (birds, mammals, and reptiles) and invertebrate animals (insects, arachnids and sea life), rocks and minerals, fossils, some anthropological and historical materials, and a herbarium (dried plant specimens).


Nifty Thrifty Craft Sale

We all have those crafts we thought we’d love and bought all the supplies for, then discovered it wasn’t as much fun as we thought it would be.

Just some of the wonderful items that have been donated!

Please donate your gently used or new craft items to the Pember by April 17. You will have the opportunity on April 24, 4-7 PM, to purchase items you didn’t realize you couldn’t live without. Prices will range from $.10 up to $10.

Crafts from Acrylic Painting to Zentangle are acceptable. Let us know if you have any questions. , 518-642-2525. The Pember is located at 33 West Main St in Granville.

Pop-Up Luncheon

Pop-Up Luncheon

The Washington County Office for Aging Nutrition Program invites you to join nutritionist Kristin at the Pember Library, 33 West Main St in Granville, for a pop-up luncheon, April 18 at 11 AM. She will also help you plant a salad garden to bring home and enjoy! A tour of the Pember Museum will follow our luncheon. The Friends of the Pember Library will cover the $3 suggested donation for people over 60.

Please call 518-746-2420 X 3440 for a reservation at least one day in advance.

How to Talk to Your Doctor

How to Talk to Your Doctor

Join us for a discussion April 26, 11 AM, at the Pember Library about how to talk to your doctor and take an active part in your health care decisions. Marlene Bryant and Brenda Tyler from Granville Family Health will lead the discussion.

(I sent the wrong date to the Granville Sentinel. Friday, April 26 is the correct date.)

April First Friday

Birds of Spring at The Pember
Pigeons on the grass at last…Calling all bluebirds, doves, hawks, chickadees and snowbirds. Spring is here and birds of the Northern Hemisphere are gathering for April First Friday at the Pember. New and historical images of birds will be on display downstairs at the library, along with mounted specimens from museum archives, close-up videos on the big screen of birds in their natural habitats as well as interactive bird watching games for all ages and levels.
Upstairs, the museum will be open for visitors to browse and use our new self-guided tour app on their phones. There will be a play list of music for the occasion and peeks at our new elevator addition.
First Friday is April 5, from 7 to 9 pm. Admission is free.

April Events at the Pember

Tuesdays 10 AM ~ Pember Peapods
Wednesdays 3-4:30 PM ~ A Good Yarn
Wednesdays 5-7 PM ~ Book Sale
Saturday 10 AM – Noon ~ Book sale

Tuesday through Saturday during open hours: for all ages: build with LEGOs, Keva Planks, K’Nex, games and puzzles

These programs will be held at the Pember @ 33 West Main Granville

  • Apr 3, 6 PM ~ Quilling
  • Apr 4, (rescheduled) Pember Board Meeting
  • Apr 5, 7-9 PM ~ First Friday
  • Apr 17, 6 PM ~ Quilling
  • Apr 18, 12 Noon Pop-up Luncheon (and plant your own salad!) reservations required
  • Apr 24, 4-7 PM ~ Craft Sale
  • Apr 25, 2:30 PM ~ Journaling and Sketching workshop
  • Apr 26, 11 AM ~ How to talk to your doctor


These Museum programs (except 4/22) will be held at the Pember Library @ 33 West Main Granville

After School Programs 3:30-4:30 PM (Visit the Museum’s Programs page)
Please register 1 week in advance

      • 4/10 Nature’s Art ~ Shells
    • 4/24 Nature’s Art ~ Pinecones


    Spring Break Programs (Visit the Museum’s Programs page)

    • 4/22, 9:30-11:30 AM ~ Bird’s Nest Hike at the Nature Preserve
    • 4/23, 10-11 AM – Flower Power/Here Comes the Sun
    • 4/24, 10:00-11:00 – Photosynthesis
    • 4/26, 10:00-11:30 – Live Reptiles!