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Jun 10, 2021 6:00PM

Outdoor Walking Tour

Join us the second Thursday of every month for an evening outdoor tour of the houses at Historic Odessa.

May 13, 2021 6:00PM

Outdoor Walking Tour

Join us the second Thursday of every month for an evening outdoor tour of the houses at Historic Odessa.

Apr 8, 2021 6:00PM

Outdoor Walking Tour

Join us the second Thursday of every month for an evening outdoor tour of the houses at Historic Odessa.

HOF Easter Egg Hunt
Mar 28, 2021 1:00PM

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled for Weather

Historic Odessa's annual Easter Egg hunt takes place Sunday, March 28th at the Wilson-Warner House.

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.

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.

Dec 12, 2021 2:00PM

2021 Kid's Holiday Craft Workshop

Join in festive holiday preparations as we craft holiday cards and decorations.  Light refreshments will be offered.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Dec 8, 2021 3:00PM

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.

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.

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.

Nov 6, 2021 10:00AM to 11:30AM

Let's Explore Mr. Corbit's Tannery

Sign a contract and become an apprentice in Mr. Corbit’s tannery.  Learn about the “art and mystery” of the tanning trade. 

Oct 13, 2021 9:00AM

Fall Homeschool Day

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.