Upcoming Events

Aug 6, 2019 10:00AM to Oct 13, 2019 4:00PM

Exhibit: From the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal to the Mispillion River: One Artist’s Portrayal An Exhibition of Paintings by H. Earl Abbott, Jr.

The Historic Odessa Foundation is proud to exhibit the picturesque paintings of the noted central Delaware artist H. Earl Abbott, Jr.  The paintings are from the artist’s personal collection and many are exhibited publicly for the first time.

Sep 16, 2019 10:00AM to Nov 8, 2019 5:00PM

2019 Storybook Trees Registration Ends November 8th

To reserve a tree for the 2019 Holiday Tour season or for more information on creating a tree with your family, club, or school visit, please download and submit the registration form via fax or email. The deadline for registration forms is November 8th.

Sep 24, 2019 10:00AM to Dec 29, 2019 4:00PM

Duplicated, Decorated and Displayed: An American Folk Art Chalkware Collection

On public display for the first time is a charming private collection of chalkwares to be discovered on display at the National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House.  Don’t miss this petite display included with admission for the fall and Christmas seasons.

Oct 1, 2019 10:00AM to Oct 31, 2019 4:30PM

HOF goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every evening throughout the month of October the Historic Odessa Foundation’s buildings will be awash in pink light in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Visitors can stop by after dusk to view the landmarks in all of their pink splendor.  

Oct 11, 2019 7:30PM

Shakespeare, Poe & Fiends: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side

Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to a world of specters and spirits this October with a performance of “Shakespeare, Poe & Fiends: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side,” at Historic Odessa’s Stone Stable.

Oct 12, 2019 10:00AM

Saturdays at the Hearth

Explore the Collins sharp House as our costumed interpreters capture the flavors of authentic 18th century hearth cooking.  Savor the sights and aromas of mouthwatering dishes cooked over an open fire using the tools, recipes and techniques used in colonial Odessa.  Admission is included in the general tour. 

Oct 17, 2019 6:00PM

Program: Paint An Animal Chalkware Figure

Children and adults alike, plan to come to the HOF Visitor’s Center to paint (glaze) an animal chalkware (ceramic) figure like the chalkware figures of the 19th century. 

Oct 18, 2019 9:00AM

Fall Homeschool Day - SOLD OUT!

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

Oct 22, 2019 10:00AM to Dec 29, 2019 4:30PM

Exhibit: Exchanging Points of View, Art by The Artists' Exchange of Delaware

Come marvel at the wonderfully diverse collection of artworks created by members of The Artists’ Exchange of Delaware on view at the Historic Odessa Foundation. 

Oct 24, 2019 6:00PM

Reception / Meet the Artists

Meet the talented professional artists of The Artists’ Exchange of Delaware and discover their diversity of contemporary artwork at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitor Center. 

Oct 29, 2019 4:30PM

HOF Secondary School Program Workshop

Teachers and administrators are invited to a workshop showcasing the HOF’s new secondary program workshops.