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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
HOF reopens for Spring tours, along with new hours!
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
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.