News & Press

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

Digging More than Dirt at Avery's Rest

An exhibit showcasing some of the best artifacts recently discovered at an on-going archaeological site in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, sponsored by the Archaeological Society of Delaware.  Avery’s Rest was the 800-acre homesite of Captain John and Sarah Avery.  Using artifacts discovered at the site since 2006, the exhibit will explore the cultural material of early colonial English settlers in D

Apr 21, 2013 1:00PM to 4:00PM

FREE: Community Open House

Please join us for an Open House on Sunday April 21 at the Historic Odessa Foundation!

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

Members Only: Behind the Door of the Vault

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 1, 2013 10:00AM to Jan 5, 2014 4:30PM

Toyland...It's just Childs Play!

Please join us for an exciting exhibit focusing on the Historic Odessa Foundation’s collection of early to late 19th century toys.

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 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

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.

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

Myth-understandings: Early American History Stories

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