The Pember Library and Museum were established in Granville, New York, in 1909, by Franklin Tanner Pember and his wife Ellen Wood Pember. Franklin Pember was born near Granville in 1841. He was an entrepreneur, with interests in the fur trade, oil fields and orange groves. From boyhood he was interested in the natural world and collected mounted birds and mammals, bird nests and eggs, shells, insects, plants and rocks and minerals. This collection became the basis of the Pember Museum. The Pember Museum of Natural History and the Pember Nature Preserve provide programs, exhibits, activities, lectures, field trips, hikes, and more for the people of eastern New York and western Vermont. The Pember Nature Preserve consists of 125 acres of forest, wetland and fields on both sides of Black Creek. It is marked by a system of blazes and wooded signs, and has an observation platform to observe wildlife.
Museum: 33 W. Main Street,Granville, NY 12832
Nature Preserve: New York State Route 22, midway between Granville and Salem.