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.
Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Union Lodge #5’s Charter by visiting the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Masonic exhibit at the National Historic Register Wilson Warner House. On public display for the first time is a distinctive selection of artifacts and documents from the Middletown Lodge’s collection, including two rare Jewels attributed to Duncan Beard, the famous clockmaker and Master
Join us for a school tour sampler designed just for homeschoolers. Take your family back in time to explore the 18th century in colonial Odessa. Our site offers a unique and well-documented picture of early American life in our interactive, hands-on educational workshops.
Join Betty Fiske, HOF Collections Conservator, for this presentation focused on the care and handling of decorative arts objects in the HOF collections. Participants will follow an object from gift to interpretation.
Attend an engaging presentation commemorating the history and the sestercentennial of Middletown’s Union Lodge #5 which has its origins at Odessa, formerly known as Cantwell’s Bridge. The presentation will include events related to the Pennsylvania years, the Grand Lodge of Delaware years, and many other fascinating accounts related to the fraternity.