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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.

Oct 14, 2013 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Myth-understandings Workshop

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Debunking American History Myths - Mary Miley Theobald*, Historian and Freelance Writer (Death by Petticoat, 2012)
PRESENTERS

Jun 1, 2013 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Lecture: "Dear Lou: Civil War Letters from Capt Charles Corbit"- Members Free

When 25-year old Odessa Captain Charles Corbit rode into Westminster, Maryland, with his inexperienced 1st Delaware Cavalry just a few days before the Battle of Gettysburg, he had no idea that 24 hours away his little band would collide with famed Confederate cavalryman J. E. B. Stuart leading 6,000 Rebel horsemen... but then, Stuart had no idea that he was about to face 101 Delawareans...

May 1, 2013 10:00AM to May 15, 2013 4:30PM

Summer Internship 2013

May 4, 2013 8:00AM to 2:00PM

HOF Participates in Community Yard Sale at the Library!

Yard Sale participants are invited to a free hearth cooking demonstration in the Collins-Sharp house, located directly across from the library.
For more information, please visit the Corbit-Calloway Library website.

Dec 6, 2013 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour

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 2013 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 27, 2013 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour

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 2013 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Nov 13, 2013 10:00AM to Dec 25, 2013 4:30PM

2013 Storybook Trees

Please join us for a tour of 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, 2013 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Antiques Identification Day

Bring your antiques and family treasures for identification! Debbie Buckson, HOF Executive Director, Betty Fiske, HOF Contract Conservator, and Jack Jacobs, Independent Antiques Picker will be on hand to discuss your family heirlooms, their condition, and care. Reservations are required and participants are limited to 2 objects per person.
 

Jun 27, 2013 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Attic Treasure and Antique Furniture: What you need to know when purchasing for your collection!

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.