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Please join us for an Open House on Sunday April 21 at the Historic Odessa Foundation!
The Historic Odessa Foundation invites you to attend this exclusive Concert event, with The Sin City Band. Please join us with your blanket, lawn chairs, and picnic dinner on the lawn of our magnificent Corbit-Sharp House, overlooking our gardens, and the picturesque Appoquinimink River. This is sure to be a very special evening spent with good friends enjoying delightful music!
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.
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 Participants choose a book of their choice to use as a theme for decorations, trees and lights are provided by the Historic Odessa Foundation.
As part of our 2013 Guide Training Program HOF Docents are invited to take part in a small group workshop. We will be focusing on our ceramics collection with emphasis on objects that can be directly related to the Odessa properties and the families associated with them.
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.
Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour of the holiday exhibit A Madeline Christmas at the National Historic Landmark, Corbit Sharp House. The tour will be led by the curator of the exhibit who will describe the inspirations behind each room vignette.
Please join us for an exciting exhibit focusing on the Historic Odessa Foundation’s collection of early to late 19th century toys.
The Board of Directors and Staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation request the pleasure of your company at the annual MEMBERS ONLY holiday party.
Madeline and the Old House in Paris
Meet and greet/book signing by the author John Bemelmans Marciano
Monday, December 16
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
You are cordially invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation again this holiday season! For the past 30 years the Historic Odessa Foundation has celebrated children’s literature by recreating vignettes from the classics in one of our 18th-century houses.
Discover some of the most persistent fabrications and embellishments in early American history!
Join Debbie Buckson, HOF Executive Director, and Betty Fiske, HOF Contract Conservator, for a peek inside the Bank Vault, and a MEMBERS ONLY look at Historic Odessa Foundation collection storage!