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

Holiday Candlelight Tour Hosted by the Curator [Sponsored by Arthur Hall Insurance]

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.

Dec 4, 2014 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour [Sponsored by Arthur Hall Insurance]

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 11, 2014 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour [Sponsored by Arthur Hall Insurance]

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.

Sep 10, 2014 10:00AM

Corbits: A Genteel Quaker Family

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.

Tea Presentation by Nancy Gardner: Tempest in a Teapot

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

Corbits: A Genteel Quaker Family

Corbits: A Genteel Quaker Family

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

Attic Treasure and Antique Furniture: Part II

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

Delaware Sampler Identification Days II

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

Delaware Sampler Identification Days

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.
 

Dec 31, 2013 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Open Daily - Holiday Exhibit

Daily tours of the Holiday Exhibit.

Nov 16, 2013 1:30PM to 3:00PM

Lecture: "Toyland" by "Antiques Roadshow" Vintage Toy Appraiser, Noel Barrett

JUST ANNOUNCED!
Any fan of PBS’ Antiques Roadshow will be familiar with the mustachioed and pony-tailed Noel Barrett, the show’s resident vintage toy appraiser, who will be coming to the Historic Houses of Odessa on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m. to present a free lecture on vintage toys and to examine the Historic Odessa Foundation’s collection of 19th and early 20th century toys.

Oct 19, 2013 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Lecture: “The Corbit Tannery - A Delaware Industry Lost In Time”

This lecture is being hosted by the Historic Odessa Foundation in celebration of International Archaeology Day - - a world-wide celebration of archaeology-related events.