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 »
Karen Wood was born in Virginia, where she later returned to attend the University Of Virginia School Of Nursing after her graduation from John Dickinson High School in Delaware. Karen’s professional career included working as an OR nurse, Public Health Nurse, and finally as a School Nurse for the Appoquinimink School District. She is married to Ron Wood and they have two sons and three grandchildren.
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.