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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 reopens for Spring tours, along with new hours!

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

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

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.