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Sep 27, 2017 4:30PM to 5:00PM

Join us every Wednesday to walk a mile in Odessa and see the sights! All are welcome; please meet at the Visitors Center!

Sep 28, 2017 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.

Sep 26, 2017 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.

Nov 15, 2017 6:00PM

Joan Irving, Paper Conservator at Winterthur Museum and adjunct professor in the conservation graduate program, will present the story behind the wonderful maps in the current exhibit: the history of papers, printing techniques and hand coloring in early map making. Ms.

Oct 21, 2017 10:00AM to Dec 31, 2017 4:30PM

H. Rodney Sharp collected maps and displayed them in his home, “Gibraltar”, in Wilmington. His particular interest focused on North America and the mid-Atlantic region, and many of these maps were acquired by reference to 18th century William Corbit inventories for display in the National Historic Landmark Corbit-Sharp house restored by Mr. Sharp.

Sep 9, 2017 12:00PM to 6:00PM

The annual Odessa Brewfest comes to historic Odessa on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. All attendees have access to food & merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more! Your ticket to the Odessa Brewfest gets you unlimited sampling of beer during the full duration of the festival.

Sep 1, 2017 12:00PM

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.

Nov 14, 2017 10:00AM to Dec 31, 2017 4:30PM

In addition, the Corbit-Sharp House will house this year’s Storybook Trees exhibit by showcasing decorated trees in its beautiful period rooms. Because you have participated in our celebration of children’s literature in the past, we invite you again to join us and design and decorate a tree with the theme from your favorite children’s book.

Oct 13, 2017 7:30PM

Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to a world of specters and spirits this October with two performances of “Shakespeare, Poe & Friends: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side,” at Historic Odessa's Stone Stable.

Dec 6, 2017 4:30PM

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from poem.  Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies. 

Aug 16, 2017 6:00PM

Plan to meet the acclaimed Delaware artist, Denise Dumont at her exhibition of luminous Delmarva paintings at the Historic Odessa Foundation. This event is held in conjunction with the painting exhibit, Capturing the Light: Landscapes of the Delmarva and Beyond

Nov 4, 2017 10:00AM

Learn how to weave an amazing basket with one of Delaware’s master basket makers, Sherry Pie. Sherry will instruct participants all they need to know while experiencing this hands-on historic craft.

This Hostess Basket is the perfect size for entertaining at 10” around and 4” high. The simple but elegant use of smoked and natural round reed is sure to fetch compliments from your company. The base will be partially done in advance of the class.

Visitor’s Center/Bank Building, 201 Main Street

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