News & Press

Mar 25, 2018 2:30PM to 4:00PM

FREE: Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Historic Odessa's annual Easter Egg hunt takes place Sunday, March 25th at the Wilson-Warner House. The hunt is for toddlers to 5th graders—bring your Easter baskets and join in fun! Egg hunt and craft.

Apr 3, 2018 10:00AM to Aug 26, 2018 4:00PM

As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from the Bramble Collection

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection, a temporary exhibition that includes 18th and 19th century tea caddies from the vast Bramble collection, opening on April 3, and continuing through August 26, 2018.  The collection was built over two generations and features more than 400 examples, spanning the period from 1700 to the present.  

Dec 21, 2017 9:00AM

HOF Hosts Vinyasa Flow Yoga w Meghan

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.

Dec 19, 2017 7:00PM

HOF Hosts Vinyasa Flow Yoga w Meghan

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.

Dec 21, 2017 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour 2017 Hosted by Associate Curator - SOLD OUT!

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit, A Visit from St. Nicholas, at the National Historic Register, Wilson-Warner House, c. 1769.  Enjoy hearing this classic Christmas poem while learning about the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette.

Dec 11, 2017 6:00PM

By Invitation Only: 2017 Members Holiday Party

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation invite you to attend the 13th Annual Member Holiday Party Monday, December 11th 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Cantwell’s Tavern in historic Odessa, Delaware. Reservations are limited! R.S.V.P. Jennifer Cabell Kostik (302) 378-4119

Dec 2, 2017 10:00AM

HOF Participates in "Christmas in Odessa"

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 53 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.

Dec 7, 2017 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour - SOLD OUT!

Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2017 holiday exhibit. You're invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation. Explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

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

2018 Storybook Trees Exhibit Nov 13 - Dec 30

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.

Nov 14, 2017 10:00AM to Dec 31, 2017 4:30PM

2017 Holiday Exhibit: A Visit from Saint Nicholas

Come visit the Historic Odessa Foundation this Christmas to celebrate our unique tradition started in 1987. This year for our 30th anniversary we will feature exhibits based on classic children’s literature. 

Nov 15, 2017 5:30PM

Reception & Lecture: "The History of Materials for Making Maps"

Please join us for refreshments at a reception recognizing Betty Fiske, HOF Conservator and Curator for "Mapping America," from 5:30pm-8:30pm in the Historic Odessa Bank. A map lecture by Joan Irving, Winterthur Paper Conservator, begins at 6:00pm and will last appoximately one hour. This event is free for HOF Members or $5:00 for non-members.

Sep 15, 2017 10:00AM to Nov 3, 2017 5:00PM

2018 Storybook Trees Registration Ends Fri Nov 3

To reserve a tree for the 2017 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. The deadline for registration forms is November 3rd.