Captain Avery Museum
Captain Avery Museum

Coming Events
July 12, 2015
Family "Sundae" Sunday

July 16, 2015
Story Quilting

August 9, 2015
Family "Sundae" Sunday

January 23, 2016
Taste of the Yucatan


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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

Art of the Catch by Maria Bryk
Exhibit runs May 1st - July 26th

Maria Bryk is a Washington DC photographer who has fellowed in Southern Africa and Norway and served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. She worked as the in-house photographer for the Newseum for seven years before embarking on her own. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, Communication Arts, New York Times,

She was featured in Art202 Journal's "Thirtytwo under 32" as a local young artist to watch. Art of the Catch documents a look at today's watermen and industry on the Chesapeake Bay.

Story Quilting

July 16th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Featuring nationally-known quilter, Joan M. E. Gaither. Witness and participate in story telling with fabric, photographs and embellishments. Create a personal quilt square, generate ideas for a larger work, or simply enjoy learning about personal narrative quilt art. No experience required. Register today! Call 410-867-4486 or write

October 18th, Oyster Festival, 12:30-5:00

Grandparents, Moms/Dads, Friends & Sweethearts!
Release your inner poet! Now is the time to get your message into this year's Oyster Festival program! Send a personal message to a loved one for just $25.
Deadline for message receipt is August 20th. Personal messages only. Subject to approval. Max words=25.
Just mail to: Oyster Festival Message, Captain Avery Museum, P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, MD 20764. For confirmation, just include your e-mail address or phone number.

Our Sponsors
We thank these companies who provide support to the
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
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