Volunteers Needed

Although the Museum has some volunteers, it isn’t nearly enough for coverage at the museum on Fridays and Saturdays. Museum experience is not necessary. If you’re an honest person, willing to donate 4 or 5 hours a month by sitting, greeting, answering, and calculating…then we need you. The work is not difficult but it is important. It’s turning on the lights and making sure they are all turned off before exiting the building. You greet people as they enter the museum, give them a 2 minute brief of the museum (already written) and log them in on the attendance sheet. It’s answering the phone and taking messages. It’s attending to the gift shop by selling items to our visitors. It’s being honest enough not to steal the mere pittance we take in the gift shop. ¬†There is library staff downstairs ready to answer your questions, should you have a problem. There’s a check list for our volunteers so you don’t have to memorize the location of the light switches. It’s making sure food and drinks are not brought into the museum and that children act accordingly. It’s also supervising children around the shop as believe it or not…we have little thieves. It’s allowing Lucy the Library Cat to come and sit in your lap. Sometimes there are many visitors (over 20) and sometimes there might be no one. But you never know when there might be a visitor and therefore we need coverage. Bernie is only part-time working Tues-Thurs which is why we need volunteers for those Fridays and Saturdays. Friday hours are 1-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.

If you are able to donate your time, please call the museum and talk to Bernie at 642-1515 or stop by to pick up a volunteer form.


Walking with Dinosaurs

Bet you didn’t know that we were visited by a dinosaur on April 9th during our after school discoveries program? It even left behind a giant track and we set it to cast! The children and adults enjoyed watching a slideshow about animals of the past and explored some really cool fossils. Many were millions and millions year old.

Next program is April 23. Watch for it!


Mammals Program Photos

The Mammals around the World program on March 26th delighted a few children who came to learn some interesting facts about the Fallow Deer, Virginia Opossum, Red Kangaroo, Alpaca, and the Tanuki. It never ceases to amaze me how much knowledge these children possess. A museum search followed the discussion and concluded with a presentation of Peter, the Short-tailed Opossum from Brazil who showed his enthusiasm by pooping on my gloved hand! If you missed this after school discovery, join us on April 9 for a slideshow on Prehistoric Life including real fossils.

Mammals around the World

Don’t forget to join us at the Museum for the after school discovery program Mammals around the World featuring Peter, a short-tailed opossum on Wednesday, March 26. There will be a discussion, museum search and hands-on artifacts like kangaroo, Virginia opossum, fallow deer, tanuki and alpaca. The program is free for children of all ages and begins at 4:00pm. Come join us!

Peter O Possum

True Dogs & Foxes

If you missed the After School Discoveries program on True Dogs & Foxes at the Pember Museum yesterday, here are some photos. The next after school program will be about Mammals on March 26 at 4:00pm.

After School Program Rescheduled

Just a reminder to join us at the Pember Museum tomorrow, March 19 at 4:00pm for the True Dogs & Foxes program. There will be a slideshow, animal specimens to touch and investigate, a museum search and each participant will take home a wolf mask. It is sure to be a howling good time.


Winter Storm

Once again, Granville Schools are closed, therefore the Pember Library and Museum is closed too. We apologize for any inconvenience. The town and village have a lot of streets to clear along with our parking area. We expect to be open for normal hours tomorrow.

Up a Tree!

Sorry, the museum will be closed today due to the winter weather.

True Dogs & Foxes program scheduled for today’s After School Discovery at the Pember Museum will be rescheduled for next week, March 19th at 4:00pm. See you then!


Dog Gone!

Let’s not forget the After School Discovery Program featuring True Dogs & Foxes on Wednesday, March 12 from 4:00 to 5:00pm at the Pember Library and Museum. ¬†When we think of the canines, we generally think of wolf, coyote, red fox and grey fox, but there are many more species. Come and enjoy a slide presentation, museum search and hands-on animal artifacts. Each participant will take home a wolf mask to color. This free program is open to children of all ages and will be held in the Museum.

African Discoveries

The African Wild program yesterday at the Pember Museum was adventurous! There was a great selection of discovery items like Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Springbok, Camel, Aoudad, and Crested Porcupine. Joining the adventure was Henry, an African Pygmy Hedgehog who is 2-1/2 years old. The children were thrilled to learn about the hedgehog. Everyone got to take home a hedgehog quill as Henry will shed them from time to time. African animals coloring pages were also handed out. One 5 year old participant asked “Why are you teaching us stuff we already know?” I, Miss Bernie, just about fell out of my seat because who knew these young children were so knowledgeable when it came to animals? “Engage and Enrich” is what The Pember is all about and I believe these children enrich my life too!

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