Captain Avery Museum
Located in Shady Side, Maryland, the Captain Avery Museum preserves the history and culture of the Chesapeake Bay, particularly the lives of the waterman who made a living on the water. The museum is located in the Captain Salem Avery House, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The two-story structure was built around 1860. It was restored to its 1860 and contains some furnishings and items of the Avery family as well as other items donated by local residents. The museum, which opened in 1989, offers educational programs, community events, and lectures throughout the year. There is also a research library which contains printed materials, newspaper clippings, oral histories and photographs.
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