News & Press

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! 

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

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 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. 

Dec 19, 2016 10:30AM

With 30 years of annual holiday tradition, the Historic Odessa Foundation returns with a celebration of the 200th anniversary of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic story: the Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

Dec 15, 2016 4:00PM

Erin Moran of writes an expose about the Wilson-Warner House's celebration of the 200th anniversary of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by transforming the house into the home of Marie Stahlbaum, the young protagonist of the beloved Christmas tale.

Nov 12, 2016 1:30PM to Dec 31, 2016 11:45PM

The Historic Odessa Foundation will celebrate the 200th anniversary of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King," from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31 with a series of events at the foundation's museums, the Historic Houses of Odessa.

Dec 15, 2016 3:00PM

To help the Historic Odessa Foundation celebrate 200 years of E.T.A. Hoffman's tale of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, Dollhouse Magazine gushes over the beautiful display of over 160 nutcracker dolls and festive Christmas decorations.