Captain Avery Museum
Captain Avery Museum

Coming Events
February 10, 2016
Winter Luncheon
Woven Traditions

February 17, 2016
Winter Luncheon
Brazilís Wetlands

February 24, 2016
Winter Luncheon
A Brief Look at Communication

March 9, 2016
Winter Luncheon
The Miracle Pond


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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
January 20Luncheon Cozy Up Chili Recipe
January 27Middleton Evans, The Miracle Pond
Re-scheduled to March 9
February 3Mulligatawny Soup Recipe
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
March 9Middleton Evans, The Miracle Pond - Baltimore's Patterson Park, Wild Beyond Imagination

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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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.

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:
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
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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
© 2016 Captain Avery Museum, Inc.            Webmaster: Steve Gauss