Tea with The Sugar Plum Fairy

Check out this video of our recent performance of excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite. This is the work of the National Ballet Company and was performed for our audience at Shady Side Community Center. We wish our community of viewers a Very Happy Holiday Season!

The Captain Avery Museum celebrating 35 Years

In the 19th Century...

The people who made their living on the water.

In the 20th Century...

Opportunities for recreation on the Bay.

In the 21st Century...

We can all work to preserve the Chesapeake Bay.

Our Mission

The mission of Captain Avery Museum is to celebrate the diversity of our community and engage it in activities that explore connections to the Chesapeake Bay through the prism of our historic home and waterfront property. 

What we do.

Events are how the Captain Avery Museum provides an important service to the 

community. We appreciate the support of our Captain Avery Museum sponsors, partners, grantors and collaborators

How we do it.

The generosity of our members and volunteers make all this possible at the Captain Avery Museum. Events, programs and fundraisers are all done with community support. This is how we fulfill our mission.

About Us


How We're Helping

Captain Avery Museum hosts cultural events such as music, painting and presentations by local authors and local museums. 


Get Involved

You can be involved in our local efforts. Take a painting class, attend a musical performance or a lecture. Opportunities abound!


Thank You

We could not exist without our army of happy volunteers.

Help out at an event, in the office, or in the garden!

Events coming up Next!

Each Weds., January 22 to February 26 11:30-1:30

Winter Luncheon Series

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Our Renovated Great Room

Event Details

Each Weds., January 22 to February 26 11:30-1:30

Winter Luncheon Series

Gifted and Varied presenters begin their programs every Wednesday at 11:30 am, followed by a luncheon of delicious soup, specialty bread, dessert and coffee. Members $100 for Complete Series; $25 for individual luncheons and non-Members $120 for Complete Series; $28 for individual luncheons. Purchase tickets Online in advance at CaptainAveryMuseum.Org

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Our Renovated Great Room

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Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Get Involved!

There are so many ways to get involved in our arts community. Drop us a line to find out about events, volunteer opportunities and fundraisers!

Captain Avery Museum

1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side, Maryland 20764, United States

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, MD 20764 Email: Programs@captainaverymuseum.org 410-867-4486


Join us at an upcoming event!

Our grounds are open dawn to dusk

for visitors year-round.

Our Captain's Circle Sponsors!

Please do business with Our Sponsors during the holidays!