News & Press

Aug 14, 2017 9:30AM to 1:30PM

Calling all quilters and needlewomen…please join HOF staff and volunteers for our annual “Sew In.”  Participants gather to sew and socialize with others with similar interests and should bring their projects, sewing equipment, and a bag lunch.   

Jul 8, 2017 7:30PM to 10:30PM

The Dover English Country Dancers and The Historic Odessa Foundation Request the honor of your presence at their tenth annual Colonial Dance! Members and the public are invited to participate in learning colonial dances that were popular in the 18th Century. 

Jun 16, 2017 10:00AM to 4:00PM

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.

Jun 7, 2017 10:00AM to 2:00PM

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.

May 20, 2017 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Free tours to veterans and current military!

Apr 28, 2017 9:00AM to 1:00PM

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.

Apr 1, 2017 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Nothing smells better than bread fresh out of the oven - join our hearth cooks as we fire up our outdoor bake oven for a day of bread baking. Space in the oven is limited, so make your reservation early.

Mar 11, 2017 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Celebrate Harriet Tubman Day by visiting our National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit, “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story”.  Join our docents from 10am to 4pm as they follow in the footsteps of Sam, a fugitive slave from Maryland who was given refuge in the Corbit-Sharp House.

Mar 3, 2017 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Please join us in the Collins House for our annual breakfast and a look back at last year’s school program. Bring your appetites, ideas and suggestions! 

Mar 1, 2017 9:45AM to 4:30PM

Historic Odessa reopens for Spring tours on March 1. HOF is open to the public March through December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 1 PM – 4:30 PM, Monday by reservation. Plan Your Visit »

Feb 27, 2017 10:00AM to 12:00PM

2017 promises to be an exciting year for the Historic Odessa Foundation! Please join us for a Welcome Back Brunch on Monday, February 27th at 10am in the Bank.

Aug 6, 2017 1:00PM

Lynn Symborski, guest curator of the Dual Fashion Exhibit, is visiting the Historic Odessa Foundation to highlight a seldom-explored facet of everyday life in any era, and about which nearly everyone will admit curiosity – underwear!