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Mar 10, 2020 10:00AM to Jun 30, 2020 4:00PM

Early 19th century Americans desired to create small indoor gardens of potted plants for pleasure and for decoration. Growing small flowering plants throughout the winter was becoming all the rage for the middle class. 

Sep 12, 2020 12:00PM

The annual Odessa Brewfest comes to historic Odessa on Saturday, September 12th, 2020. 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.

Aug 17, 2020 9:30AM

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.   

Feb 26, 2020 10:00AM

2020 promises to be an exciting year for the Historic Odessa Foundation! Please join us for a Welcome Back Brunch on Wednesday, February 26th at 10am in the Bank.

Dec 19, 2020 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as our costumed hearth cooks prepare a mouthwatering feast over a roaring fire.  Enjoy the scents and aromas of dishes typically served during the festive holiday season.

Admission included with general tour.

Dec 12, 2020 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as our costumed hearth cooks prepare a mouthwatering feast over a roaring fire.  Enjoy the scents and aromas of dishes typically served during the festive holiday season.

Admission included with general tour.

Dec 13, 2020 2:00PM

Families are invited to join in festive holiday preparations as we craft holiday cards and decorations. 

Dec 9, 2020 4:30PM

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.

Dec 9, 2020 11:00AM

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.

Nov 14, 2020 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Explore the Collins-Sharp House with your guide as our costumed interpreters capture the sights and flavors of authentic 18th century cooking.  Savor the sights and aromas of dishes cooked over and open fire using the tools, recipes and techniques common in colonial Odessa. We’ll focus our cooking today on preparations for the upcoming holiday season.  

Nov 7, 2020 10:00AM

Sign a contract and become an apprentice in Mr. Corbit’s tannery.  Learn about the “art and mystery” of the tanning trade and make your own, take-home leather project….for children six and older. 

Cost is $15 for each guest/$10 for members and reservations are required; please call 302-378-4119 or 302-378-5562.

Oct 10, 2020 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Explore the Collins-Sharp House with your guide as our costumed interpreters capture the sights and flavors of authentic 18th century cooking.  Savor the sights and aromas of dishes cooked over an open fire using the tools, recipes and techniques common in colonial Odessa. We’ll focus our cooking today on the use of fall crops. 

Admission is included in the general tour.

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