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Upcoming Events

Jul 01 - Aug 30, 2020 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Discover the vibrant pastel portraits by the Wilmington artist Paul Simon in his solo exhibition at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitor...

Aug 17 - Aug 17, 2020 | 9:30 am

Calling all quilters and needlewomen…please join HOF staff and volunteers for our annual “Sew In.”  Participants gather to sew and socialize with...

Sep 01 - Nov 01, 2020 | 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Make a plan to get out of the house and encounter the therapeutic value of nature through the photographs of Odessa’s professional photographer...

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. 


Jan 1, 2020

H. Rodney Sharp (1880-1968), newly graduated from Delaware College (now the University of Delaware), came to Odessa in 1900 to teach at the Academy, a...Read more

Mar 3, 2020

Early 19th century Americans desired to create small indoor gardens of potted plants for pleasure and for decoration. Growing small flowering plants throughout the winter was...Read more


Historic Odessa Brewfest

Historic Odessa Brewfest

The Historic Odessa Brewfest returns September 11, 2021