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Dec 3, 2015 7:00PM to 8:30PM

2015 Holiday Candlelight Tour

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2015 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 17, 2015 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour 2015 Hosted by the Curator - SOLD OUT

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the National Historic Register, Wilson-Warner House.  The curator will describe the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette.

Dec 2, 2015 12:00PM to 4:30PM

Fairy Tale Time

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation and the Corbit-Calloway Library as we read excerpts from “Alice in Wonderland” and then tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies. We welcome parents and children for storytime, cookie decorating and a tour of our holiday exhibit.

Aug 14, 2014 2:00PM to 7:00PM

HOF Quilters Sew In

On August 18th from 10 – 3 there will be a "Sew In" of invited quilters and needlewomen. The day will include a chance to sew with others with similar interests.  Participants should bring their projects, and sewing equipment.  Bring a bag lunch, beverages will be provided.

Nov 13, 2015 5:30PM to 10:00PM

Hearth Cooked Dinner - Sold Out!

Join us for an evening of fine food, drink and merrymaking as the staff from the Historic Odessa Foundation serves a hearth cooked dinner of mouth-watering dishes using the recipes, tools and techniques of the 18th century. Savor our delicious British Punch and assorted appetizers by the fire before touring the Corbit-Sharp House by candlelight.

Oct 1, 2015 10:00AM to Oct 27, 2015 4:30PM

2015 Storybook Trees Registration Begins

Please join us in this festive display of over 30 trees decorated by local families, schools, and organizations showcasing books and works of children’s literature. Our Storybook trees exhibit is designed to promote reading and literacy, and is appropriate for all age groups.

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

2015 Historic Odessa Brewfest

Historic Odessa Brewfest tickets go on sale June 1, 2015!

Visit the Odessa Brewfest »

Aug 24, 2015 10:00AM to 5:00PM

HOF Volunteers and Friends head for Delaware County, Pennsylvania for a day of fun, food, and history!

Time travelers will leave the HOF Visitor’s Center no later than 9:00 am arriving for a tour of Thomas Leiper House, c. 1785, in Wallingford by approximately 10:00 am.

Aug 17, 2015 9:30AM to 1:30PM

Sew In: 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.   

Beverages are provided. In addition the Program includes a tour of the HOF needlework collection.

Jun 2, 2015 10:00AM to Aug 30, 2015 4:30PM

Exhibit: "Delaware Collects: Stenciled, Painted and Framed - An American Theorem Collection"

View a wonderful collection of theorem paintings on display in the National Historic Register, Wilson-Warner House.

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to host a wonderful private collection of theorem paintings.  The collection represents 30 years of acquiring these prized folk art pieces.

Oct 25, 2015 2:00PM to 4:00PM

FREE: Halloween Event

Come to a fun Halloween event in historic Odessa, Del. Parade through the garden, bring a carved pumpkin for the contest and age-appropriate crafts will be held in the Wilson-Warner Stable.

Mar 18, 2015 10:00AM to 1:00PM

By Invitation: School Docent Breakfast

Please join us in the Collins House for our annual breakfast and a look back at last year’s school program.  Bring your appetites, ideas and suggestions!  RSVP 302-378-5562