Speaker Series – Shady Side’s Founding Father
Before the outbreak of the Civil War, Salem Avery left his family home on Long Island and set out for the Chesapeake Bay, seeking the promise of abundant fisheries. Arriving in what locals called “The
Great Swamp” Avery married, built a home, raised a family, and became a prominent waterman and businessman. However, it was his unique approach to the community of settlers around him that
today earns him recognition as the Founding Father of Shady Side.
Come learn the rich backstory of this unusual man and his continuing legacy.
Cocktails at 5:30 pm
Dinner at 6:30 pm