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May 21, 2017 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Cantwell's Tavern Outdoor Summer Series Opening Night!

On Sunday, May 21, from 6 - 10pm you can bring your own blanket and join an outdoor movie with your family. Beer and wine will be for sale and the Roaming Raven Food Truck will be offering your favorite foods!

Jun 1, 2017 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Photographer Presentation and Book Signing

On June 1st, renowned photographer Kevin Fleming will conduct a gallery tour of his photography exhibit at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitors Center. This presentation is in conjunction with the amazing photography exhibit, Definitely Delaware: Photographs by Kevin Fleming

May 6, 2017 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Photography Seminar led by Kevin Fleming - SOLD OUT!

On May 6th, in conjunction with the photography exhibit, Definitely Delaware: Photographs by Kevin Fleming, the award winning photographer Kevin Fleming will host a full day photography seminar at the Historic Odessa Foundation.

Mar 14, 2017 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Closed: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Due to the impending snow storm, Historic Odessa will be closed on Tuesday, March 14. Please check back for an update on Wednesday's hours. Stay safe!

Apr 6, 2017 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Photographer Reception: Definitely Delaware

Plan to meet the renowned Delaware photographer, Kevin Fleming at his photography exhibition of beautiful Delaware photographs at the Historic Odessa Foundation.  In conjunction with the photography exhibit, Definitely Delaware: Photographs by Kevin Fleming, the photographer will be in attendance to give brief remarks and take questions related to the exhibition. 

Mar 9, 2017 5:00PM

HOF Acquires Additional 42 Acres

The Board of Directors have announced that the Historic Odessa Foundation just recently acquired the forty-two acre field in front of the Corbit-Sharp House adjacent to the Appoquinimink River. The land was originally acquired by H. Rodney Sharp during his restoration efforts in Historic Odessa in the first half of the 20th-century. 

Mar 25, 2017 1:00PM to 2:30PM

Lecture: "The Lost Corbit Tannery - Found at Last"

This presentation outlines the results of an archeological research project conducted during the past 4 years by John Bansch, Coordinator of Archeology Projects at Historic Odessa. 

Aug 9, 2017 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Presentation: "Robert May & Co."

Learn about the latest research discoveries concerning the elusive Robert May & Company, the late eighteenth century contractor of the grand William Corbit House on the Appoquinimink. 

Apr 1, 2017 10:00AM to Jul 16, 2017 4:30PM

Photography Exhibit: "Definitely Delaware: Photographs by Kevin Fleming"

On exhibit for the first time in historic Odessa are the outstanding Delaware photographs by the renowned Delaware photographer Kevin Fleming.  Explore Delaware’s three counties through the highly detailed and perfectly composed photographs of iconic scenes and hidden treasures. 

Jun 22, 2017 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Presentation: "Who's Who in the Corbit House Guest Book?"

Discover the fascinating registry of visitors who autographed their names and often included their hometowns and states to H. Rodney Sharp’s The Corbit House guest book. 

Feb 1, 2017 12:00PM

School Program Workshop: Indentured Servant

History Comes Alive! The Historic Odessa Foundation’s school program offers educators a well-documented, interactive and hands-on sampler of 18th century life in colonial Delaware. Although designed specifically with Delaware teachers in mind, our program is broad enough to accommodate school from other states, homeschoolers, youth organizations and summer camps.

Dec 30, 2017 10:00AM to 3:00PM

2017 Demonstration: Festive Foods

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season. The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals are the sights sounds and taste of this holiday feast.