News & Press

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

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!

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

FREE to Members: The Sin City Band in Odessa!

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

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!

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!

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 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.

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

HOF Closed til March 1

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

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

Festive Foods: Hearth Cooking Demonstration

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

Festive Foods: Hearth Cooking Demonstration

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.