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Aug 25, 2012 1:00PM to 2:30PM

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.

Aug 16, 2012 7:00PM to 8:00PM

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).

Oct 6, 2012 1:00PM to 3:30PM

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.

Nov 14, 2012 10:00AM to Dec 30, 2012 4:30PM

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.

Jul 17, 2012 10:00AM to Oct 14, 2012 4:30PM

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.

Jun 20, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

FREE Lecture presented by the curator of the exhibit, Brian Miller, HOF Assistant Curator: Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m., Historic Odessa Foundation’s Bank Building Meeting Room.

May 15, 2012 10:00AM to Jul 15, 2012 4:30PM

Together again for the first time in over two hundred years are fourteen letters that Eleazer McComb wrote to his future wife Lydia Irons and other artifacts related to the McComb family.

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

Prints of Jerry & Helen Unruh's Azalea Garden are now for sale at the Visitors Center. 
8"x10" Print - $45.00

Apr 13, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Every Friday evening in April, enjoy a guided tour of the Historic Houses of Odessa and receive a 10% off coupon to Cantwell's Tavern.   Tours are by reservation only.   Please make a reservation for Cantwell's Tavern if you'll be dining before or after the tour.   ***The coupon for Cantwell's Taven is valid for the entire month of April.

Apr 20, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Every Friday evening in April, enjoy a guided tour of the Historic Houses of Odessa and receive a 10% off coupon to Cantwell's Tavern.   Tours are by reservation only.   Please make a reservation for Cantwell's Tavern if you'll be dining before or after the tour.   ***The coupon for Cantwell's Taven is valid for the entire month of April.

Apr 27, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Every Friday evening in April, enjoy a guided tour of the Historic Houses of Odessa and receive a 10% off coupon to Cantwell's Tavern.   Tours are by reservation only.   Please make a reservation for Cantwell's Tavern if you'll be dining before or after the tour.   ***The coupon for Cantwell's Taven is valid for the entire month of April.

Apr 8, 2012 1:00PM to 4:30PM

We are closed Easter Sunday!

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