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Dec 19, 2016 10:30AM

Delaware Online Highlights HOF Nutcracker Exhibit

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

Holiday Nutcracker Exhibit Featured on

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

2016 Holiday Events at Historic Odessa

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

Nutcracker Holiday Exhibit Featured in Dollhouse Magazine

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.

Nov 15, 2016 10:00AM to Dec 31, 2016 4:30PM

2016 Holiday Exhibit: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

For 200 years, E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King has enchanted readers, inspired composers and dancers, and delighted audiences around the world.

Dec 5, 2016 10:00AM

Middletown Transcript Highlights 2016 Christmas in Odessa

The Middletown Transcript joined our Christmas in Odessa tours of the Polk House, Collin-Sharp, and other properties to view the festive decorations and historical demonstrations held for the holiday season.

Dec 12, 2016 6:00PM to 9:00PM

By Invitation Only: Members Holiday Party

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation invite you to attend the 12th Annual Member Holiday Party Monday, December 12 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Cantwell’s Tavern in historic Odessa, Delaware. Reservations are limited! R.S.V.P. Jennifer Cabell Kostik (302) 378-4119

Dec 1, 2016 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Christmas at Historic Odessa featured by Delaware Online

This week featured Odessa as one of the top five holiday attractions to see this November! Christmas in Odessa is a self-guided walking tour of private homes and public buildings, many dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated for the holidays. 

Dec 11, 2016 2:00PM to 3:30PM

Paint Your Own Nutcracker

Join in on the holiday fun planned for the whole family by painting your own wooden nutcracker.  Design your own heirloom decoration with patience and creativity.  All the materials are included in this family workshop.  A guided tour of the Christmas exhibit, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, at the National Historic Register Wilson Warner House will be included as inspiration for painting yo

Oct 30, 2016 2:00PM to 4:00PM

FREE: Halloween Event

Come to a fun Halloween event in historic Odessa, Del. Parade through the garden, bring a carved pumpkin for the contest and age-appropriate crafts will be held in the Wilson-Warner Stable.

Oct 4, 2016 1:30PM

HOF Featured by Stuart Clarke Photography

Stuart Clarke Photography featured the Historic Odessa Foundation as a top pick for "Historic Houses Decorated For Christmas". A total of 16 historic houses from across the United States were featured based on creative design, historical accuracy, and holiday spirit.

Nov 15, 2016 10:00AM to Dec 31, 2016 4:30PM

2016 Storybook Trees Exhibit

Interpreting works of classic literature for the holidays has been a tradition at the Historic Odessa Foundation for more than a quarter of a century.  This year, you are invited to tour the National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House as it is transformed into vignettes inspired by E.T.A.