Granville, New York: Pember Museum and Slate-Mining Museum

Stuffed animals -- some are extinct, and some are modified. 19th century natural history was nutty. Also here, a museum of slate mining.

Address:
33 W. Main St., Granville, NY
Directions:
Downtown, on the south side of Hwy 149/Main St. between Maple St. and Rathbon Ave.
Hours:
T-F 1-5; Sa-Su 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
518-642-1515
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Mining leftovers.

Slate Valley Museum

This museum of slate quarrying is connected to the Pember Museum property by a covered foot bridge. It has a large collection of derelict mining equipment, and features placards telling the stories of the mining companies and of the immigrants who quarried the slate.

In addition, you can take a self-guided walking tour of the slate roofs of Granville, and a scary "Hills Have Eyes" driving tour of the surrounding abandoned slate quarries. You can find these on the Museum's website.

[Bill La Civita, 06/11/2013]

Pember Museum.

Pember Museum - Doctored Miniature Deer

Pember is a Victorian natural history museum and library opened in 1909. Collections of birds mammals insects eggs reptiles. Extinct birds, and exotic animals such as the Duck-billed Platypus, Red Kangaroo, 14-ft alligator, crocodile, grizzly bear and many many more. One notable oddity is a 9" Musk Deer that has been "doctored" to look like a miniature white tailed deer with beeswax antlers and ears (circa 1880's).

[Patricia Bailey, 08/08/2005]
Pember Museum of Natural History

Turn of the century open storage victorian Natural History Museum with collections from around the world. Birds, bears, platypus, alligator, crocodile, kangaroo -- one of everything. Extinct species of birds, collections of eggs, butterflies, plants, sea life, you name it we got it.

[Pat Bailey, 08/27/2003]

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