Upcoming Events

Nov 2, 2021 10:00AM to Dec 31, 2021 4:30PM

Exhibit: ISLAND LIFE: Photography of Jay Fleming

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present a small selection of photographs from Jay Fleming’s collection of work that will fill the pages of his forthcoming second book Island Life.

Little Women
Nov 16, 2021 10:00AM to Dec 31, 2021 4:30PM

Exhibit: Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy

This holiday season don’t miss the return of the Historic Odessa Foundation’s renowned annual Christmas tradition of transforming a historic house into an exhibition of classic children’s literature. 

2021 in Odessa Delaware
Nov 25, 2021 9:00AM to Dec 30, 2021 4:30PM

2021 Odessa Country Christmas

Stroll or drive through the historic area for enchanted evenings of winter lights at the Historic Odessa Foundation. 

Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec 2, 2021 7:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour, December 2, 2021

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2021 holiday exhibit.

Christmas in Odessa
Dec 4, 2021 10:00AM to 5:00PM

HOF Participates in "Christmas in Odessa"

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 57 years ago as a fundraiser for the Women's Club of Odessa. The purpose was to fund college scholarships for local high school seniors. With the help and cooperation of Odessa homeowners and the Historic Odessa Foundation, the Women’s Club of Odessa has provided scholarships to over 100 students.

Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec 7, 2021 6:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour, December 7, 2021

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2021 holiday exhibit.

Storybook Time
Dec 8, 2021 11:00AM

By Reservation: Storybook Time (pre-K and Kindergarten)

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

Little Women illustration
Dec 8, 2021 4:30PM

By Reservation: Storybook Time (Older Children)

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

Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec 9, 2021 6:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour, December 9, 2021

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2021 holiday exhibit.

Festive Foods
Dec 11, 2021 10:00AM

2021 Demonstration: Festive Foods

The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals….top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season.

Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec 14, 2021 6:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour, SOLD OUT!

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2021 holiday exhibit.

Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec 16, 2021 6:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour, SOLD OUT!

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2021 holiday exhibit.

Festive Foods Demonstration
Dec 18, 2021 10:00AM

2021 Demonstration: Festive Foods

The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals….top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season.

Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec 21, 2021 6:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour, December 21, 2021

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2021 holiday exhibit.

Associate Curator Candlelight Tour
Dec 23, 2021 5:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour Hosted by Associate Curator December 23, 2021

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit, Little Women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy at the National Historic Register, Wilson-Warner House, c. 1769.

Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec 28, 2021 6:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour, December 28, 2021

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2021 holiday exhibit.

Candlelight Holiday tour
Dec 30, 2021 6:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour, SOLD OUT!

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2021 holiday exhibit.