The Historic Odessa Foundation
18th Century Life
Five historic houses. Nearly 30 acres of surrounding property, outbuildings, and gardens. An outstanding private collection of household furnishings, fine and decorative arts. And programs and tours that bring this 18th-century enclave to life, all year long. Learn More »
Tom was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania and raised in Lancaster County.Tom is a Purple Heart recipient who served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. He is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans of America, and was the 1990 Delaware Disabled “Veteran of the Year”.
History Comes Alive! The Historic Odessa Foundation’s school program offers educators a well-documented, interactive and hands-on sampler of 18th century life in colonial Delaware. Although designed specifically with Delaware teachers in mind, our program is broad enough to accommodate school from other states, homeschoolers, youth organizations and summer camps.
Take a quck tour of the Houses of Historic Odessa.