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. Learn More »
Rita & George Ryor, Historic Odessa volunteers, began their partnership in 1960 in Michigan. They arrived in Middletown, Delaware in 2005… via Dalgren Virginia, Bowie Maryland, Morristown, NJ, and finally Smithville. Rita was a Teacher/Librarian and George was a computer programmer…although he now is considered woodworker extraordinaire by everyone here at the Foundation!
Enjoy the hearthside bounty of spring at a special hearth cooking class and luncheon hosted by costumed interpreters at the historic Collins-Sharp House. Using 18th century cooking techniques, tools and recipes, we will create and enjoy a meal that recaptures the flavor of Odessa’s colonial past.
The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce A Tapestry of Relationships: Collecting Delaware Art, a temporary loan exhibition that includes contemporary Delaware art from the collection of N. Taylor Collins, opening on Tuesday, May 22, and continuing through August 19, 2018.
Take a quick tour of the Houses of Historic Odessa.