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Shady Side in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to the Captain Avery Museum

 
 
Welcome to the Captain Avery Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 16, 2019
1. Welcome to the Captain Avery Museum Marker
Inscription.  The Captain Avery Museum is a place to discover Chesapeake Bay life — past, present, and future. This property, first developed in the 1850's, has been continuously owned by the people connected to the water by occupation, recreational interests, passion for history, or commitment to the health of the Bay.

We invite you to explore and enjoy our historic home and waterfront.

While You're Here:

Delve into the history of working the water.
Salem Avery settled here from New England in the 1850's to make his living on Chesapeake Bay oysters and captain a buyboat. Visit our boatshed exhibit to appreciate what it took to work the water and live as a waterman.

Discover why this property was transformed into a rustic fishing club for more than 60 years, beginning in 1923. What changes were happening in the 1900's that altered the commercial industry and spurred interest in recreational fishing?

Tour our gardens designed to prevent pollutants from entering the Bay. These gardens slow rainwater, spread it out, and allow it to soak
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in. Enjoy the beauty and take home ideas you can duplicate in your own garden or community.

Hours:

Grounds & Outdoor Exhibits
Open dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. Leashed dogs welcome!

Indoor Exhibits
Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., April through November (except Holiday weekends) or by appointment.

Key to Map
1 Stick-up Crabbing Skiff
2Rainscape gardens with integrated runoff bioswale and rain barrels
3 House view sign
4 Boat Shed
The Edna Florence workboat
Outdoor Exhibit: That's My Living — Following the Water

5 1920's Boathouses
6 Captain Salem Avery House (1860)
7 National Masonic Fishing and Country Club addition (circa 1927)
First Floor: Great Room Gallery, Indoor Exhibits, Programs, Restrooms
Second Floor: Administrative Offices, Library and Collections Management

8 Cornerstone
9 The Vanity
10 Waterfront pier

Visit CaptainAveryMuseum.org or follow us on Facebook for news about upcoming programming and events.

@CaptainAveryMuseum
 
Erected by Captain Avery Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker
Welcome to the Captain Avery Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 16, 2019
2. Welcome to the Captain Avery Museum Marker
is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 38° 50.953′ N, 76° 30.726′ W. Marker is in Shady Side, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on East West Shady Side Road west of Bast Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side MD 20764, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transformation of the Avery House and over a Century of Expansion (a few steps from this marker); Fishing (a few steps from this marker); Crabbing (a few steps from this marker); Seasons of the Waterman (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edna Florence (within shouting distance of this marker); Going to Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Edna Florence (within shouting distance of this marker); Eels, Ducks, and Clams (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shady Side.
 
Nearby signage titled <b>Explore your Chesapeake</b> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 16, 2019
3. Nearby signage titled Explore your Chesapeake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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