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Supporting the Captain Avery Museum

Executive Director’s Message

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. Our vision is to be a community center celebrating the culture of the Bay – past, present and future – around three themes: Water as Livelihood in the 19thCentury; as Recreation in the 20th Century; and as a focus for Environmental Stewardship in the 21st Century. 

Events are how the Captain Avery Museum provides an important service to the community. In October 2018, our annual Oyster Festival had record-breaking attendance, our Winter Luncheon Series was sold out, Tales of Beatrix Potter and the Parade of Lights showcased the museum, and Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker Prince was a holiday delight. New programs such as Captain’s Café and Captain’s Canvas brought fine music and art to our community.

We appreciate the support of our Captain Avery Museum sponsors including, ABC Appliances,  A Vintage Deale, Brightview South River Assisted Living, Chesapeake Carpentry, Chesapeake Grille & Deli, Christopher’s Fine Foods, Clark’s Landing, Colonial Electric, D. Miller & Associates, Deale Hardware, Edward Jones, George’s Mixes, Greenstreet Gardens, Harbour Cover Marina, Hardesty Funeral Home, HUB International, JesseJays, Ledo Pizza Deale, Lighthouse Limousines, M&T Bank, Mrs. Moo’s, Pirate’s Cove Restaurant & Inn, Rausch Funeral Home, , Real Chill, Reilly Benefits, Renno’s Quality Food Market, Royal Farms, Schwartz Realty, Sheldon Seidel DDS, TechCoach Plus, Total Wine, and West River Gardens. 

We also appreciate our partners in the community including the Anne Arundel Waterman’s Association, the Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy, South County Chamber of Commerce, Community Alliance of South County, National Ballet Company, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, CPASC, Lula Scott Head Start, and the Deale Historical Society.

Our grantors invest in our museum and our community. The funds we receive from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority/Maryland Historical Trust, Four Rivers, and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County enable us to accomplish so much by leveraging our volunteers and resources. We appreciate their support of us as a partner. 

We welcomed new staff in FY19 and bid farewell to others. FY19 ended (in June 2018) with the Board’s commitment to go forward with long standing construction plans to improve visitation to the museum. We are on course to debut our new museum in early 2020. 

Finally, a special thank you to our members and volunteers without whom we wouldn’t be here. Thanks for all you do for Captain Avery Museum!  


Membership Levels for the year ending June 30, 2020 - Thank you!

Dear Member,  

Remember to renew your membership to the Captain Avery Museum. Your dues in past years have provided the kind of support we need to offer so many programs at minimal or no cost.

Our member year runs from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. See below for the levels and benefits of membership in Captain Avery Museum and renew online. I hope you’ll continue your support of your Museum by continuing your membership again this year!


Deborah Gangloff

Executive Director

Captain Avery Museum Membership - July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

All members receive discounts for some special events and programs of the Captain Avery Museum , a 10% discount on all sale items and a 10% discount on Museum Rentals for private parties. 

 ____Individual $30 ____Couple $55 ____Family (3 or more) $65

Additional benefits vary by membership level and are listed below:

___Friend $125

· Reciprocal membership access to 1100+ museums through NARM, the North American Reciprocal Museum Association.

· Two tickets to the Oyster Festival

___Donor $250 

All the benefits of the Friend level, plus

· Two tickets to Music on the Lawn 

___Patron $500 

All the benefits of the Donor level, plus   

· Four tickets to the Oyster Festival

· Two Tickets to Music on the Lawn 

___Benefactor $1,000 

 All the benefits of the Patron level, plus 

· Wine and Cheese Reception with Executive Director & Private Museum tour 

__Captain's Circle $5,000 and above

All the benefits of the Benefactor level, plus 

One use of the Museum and/or grounds for a private party  

Begin or Renew Your Membership Here!