June 2011

July 13, 2011 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

At the Historic Odessa Foundation, Members make it all happen! Your membership dues support programs and site enhancements-since the Historic Odessa Foundation reincorporated in 2004, we've been busy updating the Houses, creating brand new traditions, and working year-round to elevate the Historic Houses of Odessa into a regional destination immersed in history and fun for visitors.

We've succeeded, and we want to celebrate our accomplishments and your support at our Annual Members Day.


August 10, 2011 - 10:00am - October 30, 2011 - 4:30pm

Discover a wonderful private collection of turn of the century baby food pushers. Often presented to the proud parents to mark the occasion of a new born, and possibly engraved with the baby’s name or monogram, these utensils were used to maneuver the baby’s first solid foods on their plate. The lump of food would then be pushed onto the baby’s spoon for feeding. The pushers were also designed to be raised from the plate to allow for easy grasping by the young eaters. Numerous patterns were created by the silverware manufacturers to match the parent’s flatware.

August 17, 2011 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

"A Night at the Races" is this years theme for our Volunteer Apperication Party.


September 16, 2011 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Home School Day
Sept. 16, 2011
Education tours at 9am, 11am or 1pm
Each tour is approximately 2 hours
Available this fall: 18th Century Hearth Cooking, Indentured Servants, Children: Chores and Leisure, Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story
By reservation only; please call 302-378-5562 or 302- 378-4119 or e-mail the education office at Johnnye.baker@historicodessa.org to schedule your visit.

November 10, 2011 - 10:30am - November 12, 2011 - 4:30pm

Storybook trees particpants will decorate their trees Thursday through Saturday.

November 19, 2011 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Free admission for Storybook Trees particpants.

December 26, 2011 - 10:00am - December 30, 2011 - 4:30pm

Daily tours of the Holiday Exhibit.

November 17, 2011 - December 30, 2011

Take the time this holiday season to visit the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Wilson Warner House c.