Captain Avery Museum
Captain Avery Museum
FOUNDED BY THE SHADY SIDE RURAL HERITAGE SOCIETY IN 1984
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Welcome to the Captain Avery Museum and the 1859 home of Salem Avery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the life and livelihood of a Chesapeake Bay waterman in the late 19th century; the fishing club that owned the home for 60 years; and the exciting ways local history and the property are being preserved today.
1418 East West Shady Side Rd., Shady Side, Maryland 20764
Gerry Robertson, executive director

"OUR COMMUNITY OF WATERMEN"

FAMILY ALBUM DAYS

Sat., Aug. 2 and Sun., Aug. 10

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Was your uncle a waterman? Did you clam as a child? We are looking for photos to help create a Family Album Wall. Bring in your photos on one of two days in August; the display will be highlighted during the 2014 Oyster Festival on October 19 and open through the end of November on Sundays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Read more here.

Special Summer Sundays
for families on
the Museum's Waterfront
1:30 - 3:30 PM

Sunday, August 3rd:

"Sundae" Sunday
For all details and registration go here
Register by August 1.

Come to the Captain Avery Museum for a new, exciting exhibit, "Seasons of the West River Watermen." Learn about watermen, their knowledge and tools of the trade, from oystering, crabbing and fishing to boat building and repair and the roles they played
in their families and communities.

The exhibit will be on display from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sundays from April through November (other than holiday weekends).

With many thanks to: Four Rivers Heritage Area, Arts Council of Anne Arun-del County and Earl Hargrove & Family
Oct. 19, 2014
Oyster Festival
12:30 - 5:00 P.M.

Click here for more information

UPCOMING EXCURSIONS
LONGWOOD GARDENS
Tuesday,September 9, 2014
Experience one of the world's great gardens.
Register by August 13.
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S
MOUNT VERNON
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Enjoy and educational visit and lunch.
Register by September 2.
CIRCQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE at the KENNEDY CENTER
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Artists include amazing aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists.
TASTE OF THE YUCATAN:
A Culinary Vacation
January 10-17, 2015
Spend a week in Mexico at a luxurious, magnificently restored 17th century hacienda. Guided tours are interspersed with Mayan cooking classes and/or lounging in a hammock.

Captain Avery Museum Inc

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Captain Avery Museum.


Museum: Most Sundays, 1 - 4 pm from April through November, except major holiday weekends.
Library: Mondays, 12 - 3 pm, except major holiday weekends.
Outdoor Exhibits: every day, dawn to dusk
© 2014 Captain Avery Museum, Inc.            Webmaster: Steve Gauss