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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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