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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.
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
Historic Odessa Foundation will exhibit several of its collection of white quilts this fall. This is a rare opportunity to see the extraordinary detail in these beautiful quilts, some from beds in the historic houses and some that are kept in storage and never on view.
Join us for an evening of fine food, drink and merrymaking as the staff from the Historic Odessa Foundation serves a hearth cooked dinner of mouth-watering dishes using the recipes, tools and techniques of the 18th century. Savor our delicious British Punch and assorted appetizers by the fire before touring the Corbit-Sharp House by candlelight.
Bill Liebeknecht is a registered professional Archaeologist and a Principal Investigator for Hunter Research, Inc. out of Trenton, NJ since 1988. He has a B.A. in Anthropology from Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin and a M.A. in Public History from Rutgers University
Bill will discuss the current U.S. Route 301 Archealogical digs and it's significance.
MICHAEL A. LORD
In this time of satellites and global positioning we may be losing sight of the art and fun of reading maps. Maps were critical for navigation at sea during the age of exploration and played monumental roles in political wars over territories and expansion of empires.
Today, we call it redware but early local potters advertised it as earthenware. The red color of this relatively low-fired ceramic is the product of burning clay bodies high in iron. Typically wheel-thrown and fashioned into a variety of forms, these wares were used to store, prepare and serve foodstuffs.
A PowerPoint presentation will be presented by John Bansch, a current volunteer of the Historic Odessa Foundation and past-president of the Sussex Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Delaware (2006 to 2010).
Join us for an afternoon examining paint colors in Historic Odessa! This lecture/ tour by Catherine Adams Masek, will include an hour long power point presentation in the Bank building to acquaint us with the paint colors that were popular c.1700-1900, the usage of such colors in Odessa, and other neighbouring communities with the scientific approaches employed to study such finishes.
This Christmas season be delighted with the Christmas exhibit at the English-Georgian style Wilson Warner House (c. 1769) that is transformed into the storied English countryside home, Bracebridge Hall. The quaint exhibit is inspired by the story of Old Christmas from the sketchbook of the 19th century American author Washington Irving.
Discover the Historic Odessa Foundation’s collection of redware pottery on display now through mid-October in the historic Bank Building on the corner of Second and Main Streets in Odessa. These utilitarian vessels included plates, platters, bowls, jugs, jars, mugs, cake and butter molds, and even flower pots. The forms indicated that the wares were meant for everyday use.