News & Press

Oct 17, 2019 6:00PM

Program: Paint An Animal Chalkware Figure

Children and adults alike, plan to come to the HOF Visitor’s Center to paint (glaze) an animal chalkware (ceramic) figure like the chalkware figures of the 19th century. 

Sep 11, 2019 6:00PM

Artist Reception: H. Earl Abbott, Jr.

Meet the noted central Delaware artist H. Earl Abbott, Jr. and discover his picturesque artwork at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitor Center, 6-8pm. 

Jul 13, 2019 7:30PM

Colonial Dance: Dover English Country Dancers

The Dover English Country Dancers and The Historic Odessa Foundation Request the honor of your presence at their 12th annual Colonial Dance! Members and the public are invited to participate in learning colonial dances that were popular in the 18th Century. 

Jun 8, 2019 1:00PM

Artist Reception & Book Signing: The Keepers of Color

Come meet and greet two distinguished Wilmington, Delaware artists and discover the celebrated Loper Tradition in art and its approach to painting. 

Apr 3, 2019 5:00PM

Artist Reception: The Odessa Paintings of David Ohlerking

In celebration of the prolific plein-air artist David Ohlerking, the Historic Odessa Foundation invites members and Odessans to a small reception to view the results of this “Pop-up” exhibit.

Apr 5, 2019 6:00PM

Opening Reception: Middletown High School Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibit

An Opening Reception for the Middletown High School Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art Exhibit will be held to meet and greet the talented student artists and their inspiring art teacher over some light refreshments on for Friday, April 5, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Historic Odessa Foundation Visitor’s Center, 201 Main Street, Odessa, Delaware.

Mar 17, 2019 1:00PM to Apr 3, 2019 7:00PM

Pop-Up Exhibit: The Odessa Paintings of David Ohlerking

For a very limited engagement the Historic Odessa Foundation is excited to present the Odessa paintings of plein-air artist David Ohlerking at their Visitor’s Center. 

Mar 1, 2019 9:45AM

HOF opens for Spring!

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 »

Oct 29, 2019 4:30PM

HOF Secondary School Program Workshop

Teachers and administrators are invited to a workshop showcasing the HOF’s new secondary program workshops.

Oct 11, 2019 7:30PM

Shakespeare, Poe & Fiends: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side

Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to a world of specters and spirits this October with a performance of “Shakespeare, Poe & Fiends: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side,” at Historic Odessa’s Stone Stable.

Sep 7, 2019 12:00PM

Save the Date: 6th Annual Odessa Brewfest

The annual Odessa Brewfest comes to historic Odessa on Saturday, September 7th, 2019. All attendees have access to food & merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more! Your ticket to the Odessa Brewfest gets you unlimited sampling of beer during the full duration of the festival.

Aug 5, 2019 9:30AM

Quilters Day

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.