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May 7, 2013 10:00AM to Aug 2, 2013 4:30PM

The Historic Odessa Foundation archives contain numerous original letters from many of the family members who lived in the Foundation’s 18th century houses.  Among them are letters from Captain Charles Corbit, son of Henry C. Corbit, to his beloved wife Louisa Anderson Corbit, daughter of Daniel Corbit and Eliza Naudain of Odessa.

Sep 25, 2013 6:00PM to 8:00PM

On this evening of fun, food, and merrymaking the Historic Odessa Foundation honors all of our volunteers for their tireless efforts on our behalf and recognizes those individuals who have provided outstanding support to our organization throughout the year. The foundation would not exist without the assistance it receives from this dedicated group of individuals.

Jul 13, 2013 5:30PM to 8:00PM

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!

Sep 17, 2013 10:00AM to 2:00PM

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!

Aug 6, 2013 10:00AM to Oct 31, 2013 4:30PM

Discover some of the most persistent fabrications and embellishments in early American history!

Jan 6, 2013 10:00AM to Feb 28, 2013 4:00PM

HOF will be closed until March 1st. Please call (302) 378-4119 for more information.

Dec 8, 2012 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Join us at the Collins-Sharp House to experience the hustle and bustle of an 18th century kitchen preparing for the holiday season. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate open hearth cooking of delicious sweet and savory treats using the recipes, techniques and tools typical of Odessa’s colonial past.

Dec 15, 2012 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Join us at the Collins-Sharp House to experience the hustle and bustle of an 18th century kitchen preparing for the holiday season. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate open hearth cooking of delicious sweet and savory treats using the recipes, techniques and tools typical of Odessa’s colonial past.

Dec 12, 2012 7:00PM to 8:00PM

Throughout Europe and America, whitework quilts have been fashionable from the 17th century to today.  Over this period of time, however, the designs and techniques used to create them have changed, as has the cultural significance of owning them.  Come join us to explore the wide world of whitework.   

Dec 14, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour of the holiday exhibit An Old English Christmas of Washington Irving at the National Historic Registered, Wilson Warner House.  Compare the room interpretations with Randolph Caldecott’s 19th century illustrations in Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving.  Experience this charming exhibit by

Dec 7, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour of the holiday exhibit An Old English Christmas of Washington Irving at the National Historic Registered, Wilson Warner House.  Compare the room interpretations with Randolph Caldecott’s 19th century illustrations in Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving.  Experience this charming exhibit by

Dec 21, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour of the holiday exhibit An Old English Christmas of Washington Irving at the National Historic Registered, Wilson Warner House.

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