News & Press

Sep 17, 2021 10:00AM to Nov 5, 2021 5:00PM

2021 Storybook Trees Registration Ends November 5th

The Historic Odessa Foundation celebrates children’s literature and a love of reading by showcasing holiday trees decorated by community and school groups in the National Historic RegisterCorbit-Sharp House.  The exhibit will run from November 16th through December 30th and will be open as part of “Christmas in Odessa” on December 4, 2021.  Storybook Trees registration form go out to former participants and local schools/daycares and youth groups.  Forms will also be available to the general public at the HOF Visitors Center and on the HOF website.

Nov 13, 2021 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Saturdays at the Hearth

Bring the whole family and explore the role of children in the colonial kitchen and garden.

Oct 9, 2021 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Saturdays at the Hearth

Bring the whole family and explore the role of children in the colonial kitchen and garden.

Sep 11, 2021 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Saturdays at the Hearth

Bring the whole family and explore the role of children in the colonial kitchen and garden.

Jul 18, 2021 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Talks on the Terrace: Hale-Byrnes House

Please join HOF Education Curator at the Hale-Byrnes House for an afternoon lecture, History in your Backyard.

Jun 19, 2021 10:00AM 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..

May 8, 2021 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Saturdays at the Hearth

Bring the whole family and explore the role of children in the colonial kitchen and garden.

Feb 1, 2021 10:00AM to Feb 28, 2021 4:00PM

Black History Month

Historic Odessa Foundation school program partners with Cedar Lane Elementary School in presenting a school-wide assembly, “Slavery and the Underground Railroad:  History in Your Own Backyard”. This program will be presented on video and will be available on Zoom during the month of February to all teachers for their use in the classroom.

Mar 11, 2021 10:00AM to 4:30PM

HOF Celebrates Harriet Tubman Day

Celebrate Harriet Tubman Day by visiting our National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit, “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story”.  Muskrat Skinning Shed will be open to the public for self-guided tour of “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story” exhibit.

MHS AP Studio Art
Mar 30, 2021 10:00AM to Apr 30, 2021 4:30PM

Exhibit: Middletown High School: Advanced Placement Studio Art

The Historic Odessa Foundation is proud to showcase the creative talents of students from the Appoquinimink School District’s Middletown High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art Class in an exhibit from March 30 to April 30, 2021, in the Foundation’s Visitor Center Gallery. Visitors will get a chance to see what these promising artists have accomplished over the past school year to complete their AP Senior Portfolios.

Linda Hall
May 13, 2021 6:00PM

Reception: Meet the Artist, Linda Hall

Be introduced to the talented artist whose vibrant artworks are on display at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitor Center. 

Potpourri of the Palette
May 4, 2021 10:00AM to Jun 27, 2021 4:30PM

Exhibit: Potpourri of the Palette: Watercolor Paintings by Linda Hall

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present a colorful late spring and early summer art exhibition titled Potpourri of the Palette:  Watercolor Paintings by Linda Hall.