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.
Prue Hoppin, Board Chair, has announced that the Captain Avery Museum has begun the search for a new Museum Director. The current director, Jeff Holland, will leave at the end of the year. Prue said, "The Museum has appreciated the programs Jeff began in the short time he has been Executive Director. We wish Jeff every success. "
Position Opening: Director, Captain Avery Museum
The Museum is seeking applicants for the position of Director. Candidates should have strong experience in fundraising and excellent skills in leadership, management, and external communications.
For information about the application procedure, click here. Apply by February 10, 2014.
For the position description, click here.
The 2014 Winter Luncheon
|January 15||David Gendell, Schooner AMERICA|
|January 22||Dr. Al Luckenbach, Archeologist, Five Years of Excavations at Pig Point|
|January 29||Kelly Richard, Sculptor, Not Your Mama’s Paper Mache|
|February 5||Bill Eggert, Author, Gentlemen of the Harbor: Stories of the Chesapeake Bay Tugs & Crew|
|February 12||Marcia Talley, Author, Maryland Can Be Murder|
|February 19||Norman Hazard & Eric Steinlein, Working Water Fowl Decoys of the Chesapeake|
Bioswale Rain Gardens provide a beautiful model for stormwater management
With the help of nearly 100 volunteers, Master Watershed Steward MaryBeth Austin has recently completed planting the Museum’s new Bioswale Rain Gardens.
Now we need your help keeping it looking great and working so well to protect the West River and the Chesapeake Bay from stormwater run-off. If you have time to help weed and water, give us a call at 410-867-4486. You’ll learn from a master how you can apply these concepts to your own property, while helping the environment by reducing the amount of stormwater flowing directly into the Bay and providing native habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
The project was funded by grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Unity Gardens, and the Chaney Beautification Grant Program through the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland. Greenstreet Gardens donated more than 950 native perennial plants.
Chesapeake: The Work of Marion Warren
A new exhibit, "Chesapeake: The Work of Marion Warren," comprising 33 classic black-and-white images of the Bay and the people who work its water and land, is featured at the Captain Avery Museum, 1418 E.W Shady Side Road.
More details about Marion Warren and the exhibit are here.
The exhibit will be on view at the Captain Avery Museum during regular Sunday hours of 1-4 in November and at all public functions at the museum through December.
Captain Avery Museum announces the publication of
“Passing Through Shady Side”
Proceeds from the book will further the Captain Avery Museum’s mission to preserve and share local history.
Books are available at the museum for $25.39 (tax included)
Order book shipped to you $29.38 (tax and shipping included)
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