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Jacalyn Beam painting
Jul 15, 2021 6:00PM

Reception: Meet the Artist, Jacalyn Beam

Be introduced to the award winning artist whose colorful impressionistic paintings are on display at the Historic Odessa Foundation Visitor Center. 

Jacalyn Beam farmhouse painting
Jun 29, 2021 10:00AM to Aug 29, 2021 4:30PM

Exhibit: American Impressions: Plein Air Paintings by Jacalyn Beam

The Historic Odessa Foundation is delighted to present the art exhibition identified as American Impressions:  Plein Air Paintings by Jacalyn Beam. 

Traveling Trunks
May 11, 2021 10:00AM to Jul 11, 2021 4:00PM

Petite Exhibit: Traveling Trunks

After nearly a year and a half of pandemic induced restrictions, Americans are beginning to travel again domestically as vaccination rates against Covid increase, one is sure to dust off the luggage and decide when and where it is safe to visit first. 

May 16, 2021 2:00PM

FREE: Let's Go Fly a Kite

Come Fly a Kite on the Lawn of the Corbit House.

May 1, 2021 10:00AM

HOF opens for Tours!

Historic Odessa reopens for Spring tours on May 1st. HOF is open to the public through December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 1 PM – 4:30 PM, Monday by reservation. Plan Your Visit »

Jun 10, 2021 6:00PM

Outdoor Walking Tour

Join us the second Thursday of every month for an evening outdoor tour of the houses at Historic Odessa.

May 13, 2021 6:00PM

Outdoor Walking Tour

Join us the second Thursday of every month for an evening outdoor tour of the houses at Historic Odessa.

Apr 8, 2021 6:00PM

Outdoor Walking Tour

Join us the second Thursday of every month for an evening outdoor tour of the houses at Historic Odessa.

HOF Easter Egg Hunt
Mar 28, 2021 1:00PM

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled for Weather

Historic Odessa's annual Easter Egg hunt takes place Sunday, March 28th at the Wilson-Warner House.

Festive Foods Demonstration
Dec 18, 2021 10:00AM

2021 Demonstration: Festive Foods

The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals….top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season.

Festive Foods
Dec 11, 2021 10:00AM

2021 Demonstration: Festive Foods

The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals….top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season.

Little Women illustration
Dec 8, 2021 4:30PM

By Reservation: Storybook Time (Older Children)

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from Little Women. Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies.