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Dec 17, 2022 10:00AM

2022 Demonstration: Festive Foods

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 sights and aromas typically enjoyed in the 18th century during the festive holiday season.

Festive Foods
Dec 10, 2022 10:00AM

2022 Demonstration: Festive Foods

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 sights and aromas typically enjoyed in the 18th century during the festive holiday season.

 

 

Deck the Halls
Dec 11, 2022 2:00PM

Deck The Halls!

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

Dec 7, 2022 4:30PM

By Reservation: Storybook Time (Older Children)

Join HOF and the Corbit-Calloway Library as we read excerpts from this year’s Historic Odessa Foundation’s featured work of classic children’s literature. 

Storybook Time
Dec 11, 2022 11:00AM

By Reservation: Storybook Time (pre-K and Kindergarten)

Join HOF and the Corbit-Calloway Library as we read excerpts from this year’s Historic Odessa Foundation’s featured work of classic children’s literature. 

Nov 12, 2022 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Saturdays at the Hearth: Fireside Feasts

“Fireside Feasts”  Explore the Collins-Sharp House with your guide as our costumed interpreters capture the sights and flavors of authentic 18th century cooking. 

Nov 5, 2022 11:00AM

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. 

Fall's Bounty
Oct 8, 2022 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Saturdays at the Hearth: Fall's Bounty

“Fall’s Bounty”  Explore the Collins-Sharp House and working kitchen garden with your guide as our costumed interpreters capture the sights and flavors of authentic 18th century cooking. 

Fall Homeschool day
Sep 30, 2022 9:00AM

Fall Homeschool Day, 9am - SOLD OUT!

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.

Sep 16, 2022 10:00AM

2022 Storybook Trees Registration Begins

To reserve a tree for the 2022 Holiday Tour season or for more information on creating a tree with your family, club, or school visit, please download and submit the registration form via fax or email.

Sep 17, 2022 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Saturdays at the Hearth: Preserving Summer's Bounty

“Preserving Summer’s Bounty”  Explore the Collins-Sharp House and working kitchen garden with your guide as our costumed interpreters capture the sights and flavors of authentic 18th century cooking. 

Jun 19, 2022 1:00PM to 4:00PM

HOF Celebrates Juneteenth

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 and open to the public.