Captain Avery Museum
Captain Avery Museum
FOUNDED BY THE SHADY SIDE RURAL HERITAGE SOCIETY IN 1984

Coming Events
September 26, 2015
Music On the Lawn

September 26, 2015
Chesapeake and Beyond

September 27, 2015
Chesapeake and Beyond

October 3, 2015
Chesapeake and Beyond

October 4, 2015
Chesapeake and Beyond

October 10, 2015
Chesapeake and Beyond

October 11, 2015
Chesapeake and Beyond

October 18, 2015
Oyster Festival

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

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Fall Gallery Exclusive: The Muddy Creek Artists Guild "Chesapeake and Beyond"

Featuring a special juried collection at the Avery by the Intrepid Roving Artists presented in an eclectic array of media including painting, pottery, photography, jewelry, and textiles. Select pieces will be for sale.

"Chesapeake and Beyond" gallery exhibit dates:

  • Saturday, September 26th, Opening Reception, "Meet the Artists": Noon-6:00
  • Sunday, September 27th, 10-4:00
  • Saturday, October 3rd, 10-4:00 (featuring Studio Intrepid workshop and demo)
  • Sunday, October 4th, 10-4:00
  • Saturday, October 10th, 10-4:00 (featuring Studio Intrepid workshop and demo)
  • Sunday, October 11th, 10-4:00

Call 443.510.4469 for more information and to register for the Studio Intrepid workshops!

October 18th, Oyster Festival, 12:30-5:00
WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE OYSTER FESTIVAL? CLICK HERE
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.
OR enter your message and pay for it on-line here.

Legacy Gift Opportunities

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." Margaret Mead

Many philanthropic-minded folks include a bequest to organizations they hold dear. If you enjoy being a member of the Captain Avery family and would like to ensure our service for future generations, we would love to hear from you. To learn more about a planned "Legacy" gift to the Captain Avery Museum, just write Gerry Robertson at info@captainaverymuseum.org or call 410.867.4486.
The things we share, we keep.


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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
© 2015 Captain Avery Museum, Inc.            Webmaster: Steve Gauss           webmaster@captainaverymuseum.org