Sunday, February 10, 2013
Director is a 20-hour per week position, with a salary of $30,000.
The Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side is seeking a part-time director after its previous director stepped down in January. The museum preserves local water history and provides educational and recreational programs and activities. According to a press release, the director reports to the board of directors, serves as the museum’s primary community representative, and oversees museum operations. The major responsibilities are board relations, fundraising, grant writing and management, staff supervision, and oversight of promotion/marketing, programs/events, and exhibits. Requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s degree, leadership, management, interpersonal communications as well as skills in writing, editing and organization. The…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The museum’s current director has stepped down to pursue a career in teaching.
The Captain Avery Museum is seeking a new director. The museum’s current director resigned last week. According to a press release, Vicki Petersen recently stepped down for the position to pursue graduate studies and a career in teaching. Petersen joined the museum’s staff in 2005 and has served as director since 2010. She was honored by the Captain Avery Museum Board at a luncheon where board chair, Prue Hoppin, acknowledged her many contributions and thanked her for all she did to further the mission of the museum. The Captain Avery Museum is currently looking for a new director.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A boat shed at the Captain Avery Museum was named after George Daly.
A former Shady Side man was recently honored by having a boat shed named after him at the Captain Avery Museum. A sign has been placed in honor of George Daly on the boat shed that houses the Edna Florence, a West River boat on display at the Captain Avery Museum. “There wouldn’t be a boat shed if he had not arranged to have the funding done for it. He also designed it and then had it built,” said Mavis Daly, former co-chair of the museum and widow of George Daly. According to a press release from the museum, in the early 1900s about $140,000 had been secured for renovations to the museum. With the help of volunteers, George Daly was able to save enough of the money to build a boat shed that now has a sign in his honor. "It seems most …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Tom and Lynn Abercrombie spent decades taking photos around the world for National Geographic before later settling down in Shady Side.
The following post was submitted by Mavis Daly and edited by Patch. A new exhibit, Traveling the World, featuring the photographs of National Geographic photojournalists Lynn Abercrombie and her late husband Tom will open on Nov. 2 at the Captain Avery Museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Rd. Guests are invited to arrive at 7 p.m. for refreshments. At 7:30 p.m., their daughter, Mari Abercrombie, will describe the process of bringing her mother’s book, Traveling the World for National Geographic, to print, compiling decades of photographic history, family anecdotes, and memories. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome. The exhibit will feature some of the favorite photos from the book. In it, Tom was described as the epitome of the …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The local gem is hoping to raise money through the raffle to help pay for building maintenance, repairs and operating costs.
The following post was submitted by Mavis Daly, a volunteer at the Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side, and edited by Patch. The annual raffle conducted by the Captain Avery Museum is now under way. The prize is $5,000, and tickets will be sold at $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at the West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival at the museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Rd., at 5 p.m. Oct. 21. The festival begins at 12:30 p.m. This is the 24th year the museum has conducted this raffle and funds received will go toward building maintenance, repairs and operating funds. Anyone desiring to purchase tickets by mail may send a check payable to the Captain Avery Museum, P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, MD, 20764. To order by phone, call the museum at …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Captain Avery Museum is hosting Bob Zentz, a folk musician that plans to take audiences on a "high seas" adventure.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The following post was submitted by Mavis Daly with the Captain Avery Museum. Virginia native and traveling troubadour Bob Zentz will take his audience on a high seas musical adventure when he appears at the Captain Avery Museum, the second in its Music on the Lawn: A Summer Series, from 6-8 p.m. July 8. The program is free and open to the public. Donations of $5 per person will be appreciated. The Museum is located at 1418 EW Shady Side Rd. As a performer, Mr. Zentz is a prolific musician, playing several dozen instruments in a repertoire of more than 2,000 songs. His six albums span folk, traditional, Celtic and maritime music. From schools to concert halls, festivals to fairs, museums to libraries, Mr. Zentz is dedicated to a life of …