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

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

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

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

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

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. 

Dec 5, 2015 10:00AM to 7:00PM

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 49 years ago as a fundraiser for the Women's Club of Odessa. The purpose was to fund college scholarships for local high school seniors. With the help and cooperation of Odessa homeowners and the Historic Odessa Foundation, the Women’s Club of Odessa has provided scholarships to over 100 students.

Dec 14, 2015 6:00PM to 8:00PM

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation invite you to attend the 11th Annual Member Holiday Party Monday, December 14 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Cantwell’s Tavern in historic Odessa, Delaware. Reservations are limited! R.S.V.P. Jennifer Cabell (302) 378-4119

Dec 10, 2015 7:00PM to 8:30PM

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

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

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

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

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.

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