News & Press

Jun 16, 2017 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.

Jun 7, 2017 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.

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

FREE Tours to Veterans: Celebrating Armed Forces Day

Free tours to veterans and current military!

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

Spring Homeschool Day

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

Bake Oven Workshop

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

HOF Celebrates Harriet Tubman Day

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

By Invitation: School Docent Breakfast

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

HOF opens for Spring!

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

Volunteers: Welcome Back Brunch

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

Exhibit Presentation by Lynn Symborski

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! 

Apr 4, 2017 12:00PM to Oct 13, 2017 12:00PM

Dual Fashion Exhibit

The two companion TexStyles exhibits, “Classic Colonial” and “Fashionably Federal”, have come to the historic houses of Odessa from Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – Friday, October 13, 2017. This exhibit features the collections of reproduction clothing and accessories spanning the last quarter of the 18th century through the first two decades of the 19th

Feb 1, 2017 10:00AM to Feb 28, 2017 4:00PM

Celebrate Black History Month!

Celebrate Black History month by visiting the Historic Odessa Foundation’s National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit, “Freedom Seekers:  the Odessa Story”.  With your guide, follow in the footsteps of Sam, a fugitive slave escaping bondage in Maryland who sought refuge in 1845 in the National Historic Register Corbit-Sharp House.