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Nov 14, 2019 10:00AM to Dec 30, 2019 4:30PM

We invite you to join us to view Christmas trees decorated to the theme from your favorite children’s book. This year’s Storybook Trees exhibit is located in Wilson-Warner House and will showcase decorated trees in its beautiful period rooms.

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

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 24, 2019 6:00PM

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 17, 2019 6:00PM

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. 

Sep 11, 2019 6:00PM

Meet the noted central Delaware artist H. Earl Abbott, Jr. and discover his picturesque artwork at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitor Center, 6-8pm. 

Jul 13, 2019 7:30PM

The Dover English Country Dancers and The Historic Odessa Foundation Request the honor of your presence at their 12th annual Colonial Dance! Members and the public are invited to participate in learning colonial dances that were popular in the 18th Century. 

Jun 8, 2019 1:00PM

Come meet and greet two distinguished Wilmington, Delaware artists and discover the celebrated Loper Tradition in art and its approach to painting. 

Apr 3, 2019 5:00PM

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.

Apr 5, 2019 6:00PM

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.

Mar 17, 2019 1:00PM to Apr 3, 2019 7:00PM

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. 

Mar 1, 2019 9:45AM

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 »

Oct 29, 2019 4:30PM

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

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