News & Press

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

Mar 1, 2015 10:00AM to May 17, 2015 4:30PM

Exhibit: Historic Odessa: A Past Preserved

Discover highlights of the rich history awaiting visitors to this charming Delaware River community that flourished as a marketing hub from the mid-18th through early 19th centuries. William Corbit and David Wilson, patriarchs of two of the town’s most prosperous families, built magnificent houses and filled them with the outward trappings of their success.

Mar 1, 2015 10:00AM to 4:30PM

HOF opens for Spring!

HOF reopens for Spring tours, along with new hours!

May 18, 2015 3:30PM to 5:00PM

Volunteers: Odessa Orientation Model Training

Realize how the wonderful Corbit-Sharp House model/diorama has been restored and how it can be used as an educational tool in exploring orientation concepts related to the National Historic Landmark House.  Old photographs from the HOF collection will be shown to help interpret the 1967 scale model which is now installed in the back vestibule of the Visitor’s Center/Bank Building.  Learn how HO

Jun 4, 2015 6:00PM to 9:00PM

By Invitation: Historic Odessa Celebrates 10 Years!

The Historic Odessa Foundation has cause for celebration this year. 2015 marks the anniversary of the foundation’s incorporation in 2005, and signals a new chapter in a legacy of historic preservation that began more than a century ago with two of Odessa’s most prosperous families – the Corbits and the Wilsons. 

May 16, 2015 10:00AM to 4:30PM

FREE Tours to Veterans: Celebrating Armed Forces Day

Free tours to veterans and current military!

May 2, 2015 8:00AM to 3:00PM

HOF participates in Mayfest

HOF participates in the Corbit Calloway Memorial Library's Mayfest!

Crafts, kids games, music, petting zoo, food, local teacher pie-eating contest, gigantic raffle
Special visit with Clifford the Big Red Dog

For more information, please contact Corbit Calloway Memorial Library!


Apr 26, 2015 2:00PM to 4:00PM

FREE: Let's Go Fly a Kite: Celebrate National Kite Flying Month

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

You can bring your own kite and start flying or you can make one with us and see if it flies!

Photo Caption: This souvenir spoon c. 1860-1910, was made in Philadelphia and depicts Benjamin Franklin with kite in hand. From the HOF Mary Corbit Warner collection.


Apr 30, 2015 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Lecture & Lunch: Historic Odessa

Please join us for a special lecture highlighting the diversity of the collections, new findings, and a few surprises!

Apr 28, 2015 4:00PM to 6:00PM

FREE: Architectural Detail 101

Take and architectural tour of the National Historic Landmark, Corbit-Sharp House while in the comforts of the meeting room at the Visitor’s Center (Bank Building).  During this presentation discover the outstanding exterior and interior classic architectural details up close and learn about the possible sources used by the architect.  Participants (HOF volunteers) will confirm their facts and/