News & Press

Apr 15, 2013 10:00AM to 12:00PM

For Volunteers: Appoquinimink Friends Meeting: Yesterday and Today

As part of our 2013 Guide Training Program, HOF Docents are invited to attend this lecture given by Mr. Harvey Zendt. Harvey is a member of the Wilmington Monthly Meeting and the Society of Friends, and Harvey is Custodian for the Odessa Friends Property. He will answer frequently asked questions about Friends Meeting and Friends who are also known as Quakers.

Jul 15, 2013 11:00AM to 4:30PM

Volunteers Visit Hammond Harwood House, the "Jewel of Annapolis"

As part of our 2013 Guide Training Program HOF Docents are invited to join us for a visit to the spectacular Hammond Harwood House in Annapolis, Maryland. This National Historic Landmark was built in 1774 for the 25 year old tobacco planter, Matthias Hammond, and was the last building project of renowned colonial architect William Buckland.

May 6, 2013 10:00AM to 12:00PM

For Volunteers: Navigating the HOF Library and Archives!

As part of our 2013 Guide Training Program HOF Docents are invited to spend the morning with Rita Ryor, HOF Librarian, and Ellen Walsh, Research Volunteer, exploring our ever expanding library!

Dec 28, 2013 10:00AM to 4:00PM

2013 Festive Foods: Hearth Cooking Demonstration

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation’s hearth cooks in the bustle of holiday preparations for a sumptuous Christmas feast. While parents enjoy the HOF Christmas exhibit and festive foods hearth cooking, children can join in storytelling in the Storybook Trees exhibit and then rejoin their families for holiday cookie decorating in the Collins-Sharp House.

Nov 13, 2013 10:00AM to Jan 5, 2014 4:30PM

"A Madeline Christmas"

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.

Dec 16, 2013 6:00PM to 8:00PM

FREE: Members Only Holiday Party

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.
Cantwell’s Tavern
Odessa, Delaware

Mar 19, 2013 10:00AM to 1:00PM

School Program Docent Training

Refresher training for School Program Docents!
If you're interested in volunteering in the School program, please contact Carla Pyle 378-5562.

Dec 13, 2013 7:00PM to 8:30PM

2013 Holiday Candlelight Tour Hosted by the Curator

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.

Dec 20, 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.

Jun 17, 2013 10:00AM to 1:00PM

For Volunteers: From Tureens to Tea Cups: Up Close and Personal with the HOF Ceramics Collection

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.

Oct 1, 2013 10:00AM to Nov 1, 2013 4:30PM

2013 Storybook Trees Registration Begins

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.

Dec 7, 2013 10:00AM to 7:00PM

HOF Participates in "Christmas in Odessa"

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.