News & Press

Sep 8, 2015 10:00AM to Oct 31, 2015 4:30PM

Exhibit: The 250th Anniversary of Union Lodge #5 Charter, 1765-2015

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Union Lodge #5’s Charter by visiting the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Masonic exhibit at the National Historic Register Wilson Warner House. On public display for the first time is a distinctive selection of artifacts and documents from the Middletown Lodge’s collection, including two rare Jewels attributed to Duncan Beard, the famous clockmaker and Master

Sep 12, 2015 12:00PM to 6:00PM

2015 Brewfest Success

Historic Odessa Brewfest Awesome

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

By Invitation: Exhibition Preview

The Board of Directors and staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation request the pleasure of your company to view the 250th Anniversary Exhibition of Union Lodge #5 Charter, 1765-2015.

Sep 1, 2015 12:00PM

Kitchen Garden

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.

Aug 27, 2015 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Paint a Theorem: Take a Piece of History Home

Come join the talented early American artist Noreen Taylor for an unforgettable evening of creativity and fun. Participants can choose to create a theorem painting illustrating a tree of life with apples and pears OR a bird on a branch. The artwork will be ready to take home, frame, and show off to all.

Sep 22, 2015 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Exhibit Talk: 250 Years of Freemasonry – Union Lodge #5 A.F. & A.M.

Attend an engaging presentation commemorating the history and the sestercentennial of Middletown’s Union Lodge #5 which has its origins at Odessa, formerly known as Cantwell’s Bridge.  The presentation will include events related to the Pennsylvania years, the Grand Lodge of Delaware years, and many other fascinating accounts related to the fraternity.

Jul 8, 2015 3:30PM to 5:00PM

Lecture: "A Battle Against Time"

Please join us for a presentation by Emily Wroczynski, graduate student, Winterthur University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.

Aug 13, 2015 7:00PM to 9:00PM

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

Come join the talented early American artist Noreen Taylor for an unforgettable evening of creativity and fun. Participants can choose to create a theorem painting illustrating a tree of life with apples and pears OR a bird on a branch. The artwork will be ready to take home, frame, and show off to all.

Oct 23, 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.

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.