News & Press

Oct 7, 2018 2:00PM

Reception & Lecture: The Stone Sculptures of Richard H. Bailey

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.

Sep 30, 2017 1:15PM

Taylor and Chad: A Beautiful Afternoon in Odessa

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.

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

Weddings at Historic Odessa Foundation

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

WHYY First Experience: The Bramble Collection

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.

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

Exhibit: Quarried, Carved, and Polished: The Stone Sculptures of Richard H. Bailey

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

Sugar Shakers: The Inez Sunshine and Tony Samolsky Collection

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

Evening Tour

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! 

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

Workshop: From Hearth to Table - SOLD OUT!

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

Workshop: Intro to Soap Making: Spring Herbs

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

Jun 13, 2018 3:00PM

Presentation: William Fisher Corbit and Rhoda Davis Corbit Silver Tea Set Gift

Learn about the circumstances that led to the important gift of the six piece American coin silver tea service from a direct descendant of the original owners William Fisher Corbit and Rhoda Davis Corbit through this presentation given by the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Associate Curator.

Apr 13, 2018 10:00AM to Apr 29, 2018 4:00PM

Middletown High School Advanced Placement Art Show

Admire the imaginative artwork created by the talented Advanced Placement Art Students of Middletown High School.  The Historic Odessa Foundation is proud to showcase the student’s artwork at the Visitor's Center Gallery from April 13 through April 29, 2018. 

May 9, 2018 6:00PM

Reception & Lecture: 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.