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You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2017 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.
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.
Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from poem. Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies.
Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special afternoon children’s tea in conjunction with the Christmas exhibit. Join us for a delightful tea party complete with tea and festive treats and a take home holiday craft project. Then, take a tour of the National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House that has been transformed into the classic story.
Every evening throughout the month of October the Historic Odessa Foundation’s buildings will be awash in pink light in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Visitors can stop by after dusk to view the landmarks in all of their pink splendor.
Join us for an evening of fine food, drink and merrymaking as the staff from the Historic Odessa Foundation serves a hearth cooked dinner of mouth-watering dishes using the recipes, tools and techniques of the 18th century. Savor our delicious British Punch and assorted appetizers by the fire before touring the Corbit-Sharp House by candlelight. Then, return to the hearth of the Collins-Sharp House for a sumptuous autumn dinner and wine with each course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free tours to veterans and current military!
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.