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Oct 16, 2015 7:30PM to 9:00PM

Shakespeare / Poe: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side

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.

Jun 2, 2015 10:00AM to Aug 30, 2015 3:30PM

Exhibit: Theorem Paintings by Noreen Taylor

The HISTORIC ODESSA FOUNDATION is pleased to host a collection of 49 colorful theorem paintings created by Noreen Taylor, of Dover, Delaware. Taylor has been named as a top 200 artisan in the Early American Life Magazine. Her work consistently appears in the magazine’s annual directory.

Jun 13, 2015 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Looking at Theorem Painting: Its History and Application

Come join the talented early American artist Noreen Taylor as she reviews and demonstrates this unique early 19th century American art form. Taylor will share traditional techniques on how to create beautiful theorem paintings using old time designs. A question and answer period will be included in this informative discussion.

Jun 25, 2015 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Paint a Theorem: Take a Piece of History Home - SOLD OUT!

Participants will create a theorem painting illustrating a Tree of Life with apples and pears while enjoying a glass of wine and a selection of artisanal cheeses.  The artwork will be ready to take home, frame, and show off to all.  Come join the talented early American artist Noreen Taylor for an unforgettable evening of creativity and fun.  This event is being held in conjunction with the mus

Jul 16, 2015 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Paint a Theorem: Take a Piece of History Home - SOLD OUT!

Participants will create a theorem painting illustrating a bird on a branch.  The artwork will be ready to take home, frame, and show off to all.  Come join the talented early American artist Noreen Taylor for an unforgettable evening of creativity and fun.  This event is being held in conjunction with the museum loan exhibit, Delaware Collects: Stenciled, Painted and Framed, An American Theore

May 2, 2015 12:30PM to 2:30PM

Lecture: "New Archaeological Research for the Lost Corbit Tannery"

This presentation outlines the results of an archeological research project conducted during the past 3 years by John Bansch, Coordinator of Archeology Projects at Historic Odessa.

Sep 21, 2015 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Lecture: Caring for your Collections

Join Betty Fiske, HOF Collections Conservator, for this presentation focused on the care and handling of decorative arts objects in the HOF collections. Participants will follow an object from gift to interpretation.

Jun 15, 2015 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Lecture: "New Archaeological Research for the Lost Corbit Tannery"

This presentation outlines the results of an archaeological research project conducted during the past 3 years by John Bansch, Coordinator of Archaeology Projects at Historic Odessa.

Mar 30, 2015 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Lecture: One Family in Delaware: The Corbits of Odessa

This presentation explores the various lives of six generations of the same Quaker clan who first settled in Cantwell’s Bridge, Delaware in or about 1630 and continues through the last generation of this prominent family to call the town of Odessa home. Join Debbie Buckson, Executive Director of the Historic Odessa Foundation for an intimate view of the Corbit’s of Odessa: One Delaware Family.

Mar 29, 2015 2:00PM to 4:00PM

FREE: Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Designated areas will be set aside for two age groups: Pre-K through 2nd grade and 3rd through 5th grades. Following the hunt, age-appropriate crafts will be held in the Wilson-Warner Barn. Refreshments will also be served. Reservation required. Free and open to the public! For reservations, please call (302) 378-4119.

Apr 13, 2014 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Easter Egg Hunt

Toddlers to 5th graders, bring your Easter baskets and join in fun. Egg hunt, craft, refreshments.

Please call to make reservations.

Jul 11, 2015 7:30PM to 10:30PM

Colonial Dance: Dover English Country Dancers

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