Captain Avery Museum
Captain Avery Museum

Coming Events
December 6, 2015
Children's Holiday Open House

January 20, 2016
Winter Luncheon
Edward Snowden

January 23, 2016
Taste of the Yucatan

January 27, 2016
Winter Luncheon
The Miracle Pond

February 3, 2016
Winter Luncheon
Local Journalism

February 10, 2016
Winter Luncheon
Woven Traditions

February 17, 2016
Winter Luncheon
Brazilís Wetlands

February 24, 2016
Winter Luncheon
A Brief Look at Communication


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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.
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1418 East West Shady Side Rd., Shady Side, Maryland 20764
Gerry Robertson, Executive Director
2016 Winter Luncheon Lecture Series
In the event of snow:
We will adhere to the Anne Arundel County school cancellations. If school is cancelled for the day, so is the luncheon. If schools are delayed, the luncheon will take place as planned. Check here to see notices.
January 20Peter Oleson, Edward Snowden: Whistleblower, Traitor or Spy?
January 27Middleton Evans, The Miracle Pond - Baltimore's Patterson Park, Wild Beyond Imagination
February 3Rick Hutzell, How Local Journalism Will Survive and Thrive
February 10Kathi Beauchesne, Woven Traditions: Marylandís Basket Making Communities and Culture, Past and Present
February 17Greg Kearns, Rio de Janeiro and Brazilís Wetlands
February 24Kathi Sewell, A Brief Look at Communication

Programs begin at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday,
followed by luncheons of homemade soups, specialty breads, dessert and beverages. We cannot accept walk-ins.

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Print an order form to mail by clicking here

Although many Choose It and Use It opportunities were purchased at the Oyster Festival, some options are still available. You can make your purchase online.
All items are donated so that the proceeds go directly to support the Museum:

  • Vacation Opportunities, including a House in Maine or Cruise for 2
  • Dog Herding Demonstration
  • Dining Options
  • Tubing or Kayaking And more

    Click Here to Learn More and Make Your Selections

Children's Holiday Open House

December 6th-1:00-3:00 p.m.FREE

Deck the Halls!

Welcome in the season with holiday goodies, hot cider, hot chocolate, holiday crafts and fun!
Santa will be making a special visit from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

There is also a very special reading of "The Night Before Christmas" by Avery descendant and Lothian Elementary Principal Melissa Brown which is a big hit every year.

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 or call 410.867.4486.
The things we share, we keep.

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
© 2015 Captain Avery Museum, Inc.            Webmaster: Steve Gauss