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In celebration of the prolific plein-air artist David Ohlerking, the Historic Odessa Foundation invites members and Odessans to a small reception to view the results of this “Pop-up” exhibit.
An Opening Reception for the Middletown High School Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art Exhibit will be held to meet and greet the talented student artists and their inspiring art teacher over some light refreshments on for Friday, April 5, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Historic Odessa Foundation Visitor’s Center, 201 Main Street, Odessa, Delaware.
For a very limited engagement the Historic Odessa Foundation is excited to present the Odessa paintings of plein-air artist David Ohlerking at their Visitor’s Center.
Historic Odessa reopens for Spring tours on March 1. HOF is open to the public March through December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 1 PM – 4:30 PM, Monday by reservation. Plan Your Visit »
Teachers and administrators are invited to a workshop showcasing the HOF’s new secondary program workshops.
Learn how to weave an amazing basket with one of Delaware’s master basket makers, Sherry Pie. Sherry will instruct participants all they need to know while experiencing this hands-on historic craft.
Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to a world of specters and spirits this October with a performance of “Shakespeare, Poe & Friends: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side,” at Historic Odessa's Stone Stable.
The annual Odessa Brewfest comes to historic Odessa on Saturday, September 7th, 2019. All attendees have access to food & merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more! Your ticket to the Odessa Brewfest gets you unlimited sampling of beer during the full duration of the festival.
Calling all quilters and needlewomen…please join HOF staff and volunteers for our annual “Sew In.” Participants gather to sew and socialize with others with similar interests and should bring their projects, sewing equipment, and a bag lunch.
Historic Odessa's annual Easter Egg hunt takes place Sunday, April 14th at the Wilson-Warner House. The hunt is for toddlers to 5th graders—join in the fun!
The Historic Odessa Foundation recognizes Juneteenth, the traditional celebration dating to 1865 commemorating the end of slavery in America. Tours of the National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit: “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story” will be offered free of charge.
Explore the plants typically found in the backyards of 18th century Odessa