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

 

The Museum is pleased to announce that Gerry Robertson will serve as its new Director effective April 2, 2014. A Maryland native and graduate of the University of Maryland, Gerry lives in Deale with his wife and children.

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Come to the Captain Avery Museum for a new, exciting exhibit, "Seasons of the West River Watermen." Learn about watermen, their knowledge and tools of the trade, from oystering, crabbing and fishing to boat building and repair and the roles they played
in their families and communities.

The exhibit will be on display from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sundays from April through November (other than holiday weekends).

With many thanks to: Four Rivers Heritage Area, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and Earl Hargrove & Family

Our Museum staff and volunteers customize tours for children's groups of all ages from March through November each year. Tours can encompass cultural history of the Shady Side area, hands-on baking in our kitchen, and environmental stewardship lessons and ecological discoveries in our RainScape Gardens.

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The Captain Avery Museum RainScape is a demonstration bio-retention site for South Anne Arundel County. It is a functioning stormwater management system that not only reduces pollution from water before it enters the West River, but also provides a cohesive landscape design for the property and 5300 square feet of wildlife habitat for local birds, mammals and pollinators..

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Crafter/ Artisan/Author Information
Oct. 19, 2014 Oyster Festival

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UPCOMING EXCURSIONS
OSPREY BANDING TRIP
Friday, June 13, 2014
Join Greg Kearns, head biologist at Jug Bay Natural Area, for a hands-on experience..
SOLD OUT
WINTERTHUR MUSEUM, GARDENS & LIBRARY
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Take a house tour, enjoy the Costumes of Downton Abbey..
ALLENBERRY RESORT INN & PLAYHOUSE
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Includes a lunch buffet and matinee of "42nd Street.".
STRATFORD HALL-HOME OF THE LEES AND THE HAGUE WINERY
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Take a guided tour of the 18th century great house, see the museum exhibits in the Visitor Center, walk through the restored gardens.
LONGWOOD GARDENS
Tuesday,September 9, 2014
Experience one of the world's great gardens.
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S
MOUNT VERNON
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Enjoy and educational visit and lunch.
CIRCQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE at the KENNEDY CENTER
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Artists include amazing aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists.
TASTE OF THE YUCATAN:
A Culinary Vacation
January 10-17, 2015
Spend a week in Mexico at a luxurious, magnificently restored 17th century hacienda. Guided tours are interspersed with Mayan cooking classes and/or lounging in a hammock.


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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webmaster Steve Gauss