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Sep 30, 2017 1:15PM

Taylor Martin chose the grounds of the Historic Odessa Foundation for her wedding to Chad in September of 2017. The day couldn't have been more perfect. Welcome to the best day ever.

Sep 16, 2018 2:00PM

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce in conjunction with the exhibition, Quarried, Carved, and Polished: The Stone Sculptures of Richard H. Bailey, the Delaware sculptor Richard H. Bailey will present a talk about his methods and inspirations of his semi-abstract stone sculptures.

Aug 1, 2018 4:45PM to 6:00PM

Bridal parties are welcomed to the tranquil village of Odessa and the grounds of the Historic Odessa Foundation. Imagine holding your special event in this storied town center with its beautifully restored 18th and 19th-century homes and its picturesque Colonial revival gardens, all lovingly maintained much as they were some 200 years ago. This unique 72-acre property can be the setting for your one-of-a-kind storybook wedding festivities – from bridal showers to rehearsal dinners, to the wedding ceremony and reception.

Jul 6, 2018 10:00AM

Over 50 years ago Marnie Bramble began collecting tea caddies. Tea caddies are little containers that were used to store tea in the 18th and 19th centuries. Marnie’s collection grew through her son Mark’s travels. Marnie’s collection is now on display in Odessa. That’s where WHYY First Experience picks up the story.

Aug 21, 2018 7:00PM

Meghan will guide you through a Vinyasa Flow  (breath linked movement) class each Tuesday evening in the beautiful Visitor's Center, 201 Main St., Odessa. Beginners are always encouraged to try their first class here in our non-judgmental and welcoming community.

Aug 23, 2018 9:00AM

Meghan will guide you through a Vinyasa Flow  (breath linked movement) class each Thursday morning in the beautiful Visitor's Center, 201 Main St., Odessa. Beginners are always encouraged to try their first class here in our non-judgmental and welcoming community.

Sep 4, 2018 10:00AM to Oct 28, 2018 4:00PM

For nearly 60 years “the marble man” Richard H. Bailey has been sculpting miracles out of stone. His lifetime has been dedicated to that of being a sculptor in central Delaware.

Jun 19, 2018 10:00AM to Aug 25, 2018 4:00PM

The dispenser which is commonly called a sugar shaker today was originally called a sugar sifter, sugar duster or sugar muffineer. These collectable table items first appeared in the late 19th century and only lasted until the early 20th century. They were a passing fancy.

Jul 26, 2018 7:00PM

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

At the end of the personal tour enjoy beverages and festive treats at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.  This event is perfectly suited for the entire family! 

Nov 13, 2018 10:00AM to Dec 30, 2018 4:30PM

This Christmas don’t miss a Dickens of a Christmas exhibit at the befitting Corbit Sharp House. This National Historic Landmark house will be transformed into scenes based upon the classic novel, A Christmas Carol, In Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, by the English writer Charles Dickens.

Jun 1, 2018 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Enjoy the hearthside bounty of spring at a special hearth cooking class and luncheon hosted by costumed interpreters at the historic Collins-Sharp House. Using 18th century cooking techniques, tools and recipes, we will create and enjoy a meal that recaptures the flavor of Odessa’s colonial past.

Jun 10, 2018 1:00PM

Join Rachel Binkley of Rocker Soaps for a fun and information filled class. 

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