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Dec 18, 2014 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour of the holiday exhibit of The Classic Fairy Tale: Little Snow White as recorded by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, at the National Historic Landmark, Corbit Sharp House. The tour will be led by the curator of the exhibit who will describe the inspiration and process behind each room vignette.

Nov 7, 2014 11:00AM to Nov 9, 2014 5:00PM

SPECIAL LOAN EXHIBIT
Historic Odessa: A Past Preserved

Oct 1, 2014 10:00AM to Oct 31, 2014 4:30PM

Every evening throughout the month of October the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Corbit-Sharp House will be awash in pink light in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Visitors can stop by after dusk to view the National Historic Landmark in all its pink splendor.
 

Oct 24, 2014 7:30PM to 9:00PM

Spend a night with two masters of the macabre – William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe. DSF actors will read selections perfect for the Halloween season from the plays of Shakespeare and the poems and short stories of Poe.

Dec 11, 2014 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 2014 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 6, 2014 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.

Sep 10, 2014 10:00AM

History comes alive! The Historic Odessa school program offers educators a well documented, interactive and hands-on sampler of 18th century life in colonial Odessa with Corbits: A Genteel Quaker Family. Although designed specifically with Delaware teachers in mind, our program is broad enough to accommodate schools from other states, home schoolers, youth organizations and summer camps.

Corbits: A Genteel Quaker Family

Join local living history presenter, Nancy Gardner as she presents a tea party at the enchanting National Historic Register Collins Sharp House in historic Odessa, Delaware.  Participate in an engaging tea presentation as Gardner will be dressed in 18th century morning attire at her tea table ready to discuss the latest fashion in tea wares and issues regarding the social, political and economi

Sep 18, 2014 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Please join us for this informative workshop designed for the beginning collector. Well known “antiques picker” Jack Jacobs, who was mentored by the late George W. Thomas of Odessa, has scoured regional auctions and estate sales for last 25 years in search of extraordinary objects.

Nov 22, 2014 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Bring your antique needlework samplers to one of the two fall Sampler ID Days to be photographed and documented for the Sampler Archive Project, a national online sampler database. If you have more than two samplers, please contact Ryan Grover at (302) 674-2111 ext. 108 or rgrover@biggsmuseum.org to make an appointment.
 

Sep 21, 2014 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Bring your antique needlework samplers to one of the two fall Sampler ID Days to be photographed and documented for the Sampler Archive Project, a national online sampler database. If you have more than two samplers, please contact Ryan Grover at (302) 674-2111 ext. 108 or rgrover@biggsmuseum.org to make an appointment.
 

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