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Dec 5, 2017 7:00PM to 8:30PM

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.

Dec 21, 2017 7:00PM to 8:30PM

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.

Dec 6, 2017 11:00AM

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. 

Dec 10, 2017 2:00PM to 3:00PM

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. 

Oct 1, 2017 10:00AM to Oct 31, 2017 4:30PM

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.  

Nov 3, 2017 5:30PM to 10:00PM

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.

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.