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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.
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.
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
This week DelawareOnline.com 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Please join us in this festive display of over 30 trees decorated by local families, schools, and organizations showcasing books and works of children’s literature. Our Storybook trees exhibit is designed to promote reading and literacy, and is appropriate for all age groups.
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 its pink splendor.
Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to a world of specters and spirits this October with two performances of “Shakespeare/Poe: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side,” at Historic Odessa's Stone Stable.
History Comes Alive! The Historic Odessa Foundation’s school program offers educators a well-documented, interactive and hands-on sampler of 18th century life in colonial Delaware. Although designed specifically with Delaware teachers in mind, our program is broad enough to accommodate school from other states, homeschoolers, youth organizations and summer camps.