Upcoming Events

December 2016

Nov 12, 2016 1:30PM to Dec 31, 2016 11:45PM

Historic Odessa Foundation celebrates the 200th anniversary of 'The Nutcracker and The Mouse King.'

Nov 15, 2016 10:00AM to Dec 31, 2016 4:30PM

For 200 years, E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King has enchanted readers, inspired composers and dancers, and delighted audiences around the world.

Nov 15, 2016 10:00AM to Dec 31, 2016 4:30PM

Interpreting works of classic literature for the holidays has been a tradition at the Historic Odessa Foundation for more than a quarter of a century.  This year, you are invited to tour the National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House as it is transformed into vignettes inspired by E.T.A.

Dec 1, 2016
10:00AM to 5:00PM

This week DelawareOnline.com featured Odessa as one of the top five holiday attractions to see this November! Christmas in Odessa is a self-guided walking tour of private homes and public buildings, many dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated for the holidays. 

Dec 1, 2016
7:00PM to 8:30PM

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2016 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 3, 2016
10:00AM to 5:00PM

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 52 years ago as a fundraiser for the Women's Club of Odessa. The purpose was to fund college scholarships for local high school seniors. With the help and cooperation of Odessa homeowners and the Historic Odessa Foundation, the Women’s Club of Odessa has provided scholarships to over 100 students.

Dec 4, 2016
2:00PM to 3:00PM

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special afternoon children’s tea in conjunction with the Christmas exhibit, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”.  Join us for a delightful tea party complete with tea and festive treats and a take home holiday craft project.  Then, take a tour of the National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House that has been transformed into the classic story. 

Dec 6, 2016
7:00PM to 8:00PM

Meghan will guide you through a Vinyasa Flow  (breath linked movement) class each Tuesday evening in the beautiful Visitor's Center, 201 Main St., Odessa. Beginners are always encouraged to try their first class here in our non-judgmental and welcoming community.

Dec 6, 2016
7:00PM to 8:30PM

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2016 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 8, 2016
9:00AM to 10:00AM

Meghan will guide you through a Vinyasa Flow  (breath linked movement) class each Thursday morning in the beautiful Visitor's Center, 201 Main St., Odessa. Beginners are always encouraged to try their first class here in our non-judgmental and welcoming community.

Dec 8, 2016
7:00PM to 8:30PM

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2016 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 10, 2016
10:00AM to 3:00PM

The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals….top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season.

Dec 11, 2016
2:00PM to 3:30PM

Join in on the holiday fun planned for the whole family by painting your own wooden nutcracker.  Design your own heirloom decoration with patience and creativity.  All the materials are included in this family workshop.  A guided tour of the Christmas exhibit, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, at the National Historic Register Wilson Warner House will be included as inspiration for painting yo

Dec 12, 2016
6:00PM to 8:00PM

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation invite you to attend the 12th Annual Member Holiday Party Monday, December 12 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Cantwell’s Tavern in historic Odessa, Delaware. Reservations are limited! R.S.V.P. Jennifer Cabell Kostik (302) 378-4119

Dec 13, 2016
7:00PM to 8:30PM

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2016 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 14, 2016
12:00PM to 4:30PM

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” ,  the classic holiday tale written by E. F. Hoffman.  Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies. 

Dec 15, 2016
7:00PM to 8:30PM

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2016 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 17, 2016
10:00AM to 3:00PM

The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals….top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season.

Dec 20, 2016
7:00PM to 8:30PM

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2016 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 22, 2016
7:00PM to 8:30PM

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit. The curator will describe the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette.

Dec 28, 2016
6:00PM to 8:00PM

The pleasure of your company is requested at the 2016 Holiday Gala honoring Historic Odessa Foundation Volunteers.