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!
Join us for a school tour sampler designed just for homeschoolers. Take your family back in time to explore the 18th century in colonial Odessa. Our site offers a unique and well-documented picture of early American life in our interactive, hands-on educational workshops.
Take a quick tour of the Houses of Historic Odessa.