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 »
The old adage “if you want something done… ask a busy person” aptly describes Historic Odessa Foundation volunteer Alison Matsen. She always seems to find the time to help out whenever called upon!
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.
Are you interested in early photography; have a collection of 19th century ancestral photographs; or do you want to know more about the small exhibit of photographs now on display at the National Historic Register Wilson Warner House? Then come to this presentation to learn about all of those things through the Historic Odessa Foundation’s collection of portrait photographs.