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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.
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.
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!
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 »
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Erin Moran of Philly.com 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.
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.
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.