Get on the Bus! Capt Avery Museum Excursions for 2013

The Capt. Avery Museum in Shady Side is sponsoring six entertaining and educational trips in 2013. These bus trips are not only to interesting places. En route, you’re likely to meet some interesting people. Strangers at the beginning of the trip are likely to become fast friends by the end of it.

Each of the excursions are priced individually. Proceeds from these bus trips will be used to support the museum’ programs and operations. In most cases, the trip includes transportation and gratuity, admissions and lunch.


Photo by Afagan

These excursions are open to members of the Capt. Avery Museum and non-members. All trips depart from the Kmart parking lot in Edgewater. If you think you might want to do one, sign up quickly. They sell out.

The 2013 trips are:

April 16. Newseum and National Gallery of Art. $75 members; $85 non-members. Reservation deadline March 8.

  • The Newseum offers visitors an experience blending five centuries of news history with technology and hands-on exhibits. Check out news events from today and yesteryear. See how the news industry has changed with radio, television, print and online media.
  • The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 with money from Andrew W. Mellon. Mellon was a collector of fine art during his lifetime. Upon his death in 1937, he bequeathed his art collection and enough money to construct the West building of the National Gallery. Since then, there have been major gifts from other fine art collectors. The National Gallery of Art East and West Buildings house one of the finest art collections in the world.

May 15. The Evergreen Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art. $89 members; $99 non-members. Reservation deadline April 1.

Photograph of Baltimore Museum of Art sign

  • The Evergreen Museum. Architecture, paintings, decorative arts, rare books, philanthropy, Baltimore’s railroad history, and more.  The Evergreen Museum & Library, the one-time Italianate country residence of two generations of Baltimore’s philanthropic Garrett family, is celebrated for its holdings.
  • Baltimore Museum of Art. The museum houses the largest collection of Henri Matisse paintings in the world. But that doesn’t mean the museum is all about Henri. No. They house a large and unique collection of African art objects, American art, Asian art, Contemporary art, European art, Modern art, Native American art, Pacific Islands art, plus textiles, sculptures, drawings and photographs.

June 19. Choptank River Cruise and Crab Feast. $89 members; $99 non-members. Reservation deadline May 1

  • Choptank River Cruise. Enjoy a cruise on the Choptank River on the Eastern Shore in a reproduction 80-foot turn-of-the-century paddle-wheel boat. The cruises run from May to August.

 Sept. 17. Washington National Cathedral Tour and High Tea. $80 members; $90 for non-members. Reservation deadline August 1.

Baltimore City

Baltimore City (Photo credit: big puffy shoes)

  •  The Washington National Cathedral is a spiritual resource for the nation. The building itself is a celebration of ministry for people of all faiths and perspectives. It is also a sacred place for our country in a time of celebration, crisis and sorrow.

Nov. 13. National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of the American Indian$60 members; $70 non-members.  Reservation deadline October 1

  • National Air and Space Museum. From the Wright Brothers to the Space Shuttle and everything in between. Learn about the science and physics of flight, catch a 3D iMax movie, or step into an old Apollo module.
  • National Museum of the American Indian.  The museum houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind. From the building architecture to the landscaping, it is all designed with input from the tribes and communities across North America.

The White House Holiday Decorations Tour, Date and time determined by White House Visitors Office.  $85 members; $95 non-members.  Reservation requests can be submitted any time, with a deadline of May 15.

  • There is no place around that decorates like the White House at Christmas. With handmade gingerbread reproductions, Christmas trees representing different states and the mansion dressed up in boughs of holly for the holidays, you’ll forget all about politics for a few hours.

To make reservations Please visit the Museum’s website: www.captainavery  For more information, call Trip Coordinator Roberta Dorn at 410 798 5618.

Corporate sponsors of the Museum are Greenstreet Gardens and BayVue Consulting, Inc.

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