News & Press

Reading: December 23rd
Dec 23, 2023 2:00PM

Reading: A Visit from St. Nicholas

Please join us in celebrating the 200th Anniversary of A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement Clark Moore.

Historic Odessa Foundation - Wilson-Warner House
Nov 5, 2023 11:30AM

Press Release: HOF to Participate in Museums for All

Historic Odessa Foundation Announces Access Program for Low-Income FamiliesMuseums for All to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources 

Collins-Sharp House
Dec 16, 2023 10:00AM

Visitor Center at Collins-Sharp House – Saturday, December 16th

The exhibition, RISE-NEW DIMENSIONS: Photography by Avi Gold, will be closed this Saturday, December 16th, for a private event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tickets for tours of Historic Odessa, can be purchased at the Collins-Sharp House (pictured) down the street from the Visitors Center and Cantwell's Tavern. Thank you!

Storybook Trees
Dec 12, 2023 10:00AM to Dec 31, 2023 4:30PM

2023 Storybook Trees

The Historic Odessa Foundation celebrates classic children’s literature and a love of reading by showcasing holiday trees decorated by community and school groups. 

The Women's Club of Odessa
Dec 2, 2023 10:00AM

HOF Participates in "Christmas in Odessa"

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 59 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.

Holiday Candlelight Tour
Dec 28, 2023 6:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tours 2023

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 2023 holiday exhibit.

2022 Holiday Resale Shop
Nov 24, 2023 10:00AM to Dec 17, 2023 3:00PM

Holiday Resale Shop: Friday through Sunday

Please visit the Christmas Resale Shop located in the Collins-Sharp House (2nd & High Streets) to get the jump on your seasonal decorations at prices you can dictate!

Storybook Time
Dec 6, 2023 4:30PM

By Reservation: Storybook Time (Older Children)

Saint Nicholas Arrives on Saint Nicholas Day (December 6th)! Join HOF and the Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library as we read excerpts from this year’s Historic Odessa Foundation’s featured work of classic children’s literature. 

Nov 2, 2023 6:00PM

Reception: Meet the Photographer

Don’t miss out on the last artist “meet and greet” of the year!

HOF December 10, 2023
Dec 10, 2023 5:00PM

Colonial Dance with The Dover English Country Dancers

Put on your comfortable dancing shoes and festive attire to enjoy a lively evening of English country dance hosted by the Historic Odessa Foundation in partnership with The Dover English Country Dancers. 

Santa Claus COLOR illustration
Dec 1, 2023 4:30PM

Author Presentation / Q&A / Book Signing

The Historic Odessa Foundation is delighted to present a bicentennial celebration, in conjunction with museums across the country, of the American poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clark Moore with an engaging presentation and book signing by the distinguished author Pamela McColl. 

Curator Candlelight Tour
Dec 21, 2023 4:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour Hosted by Associate Curator

Create a family memory while getting into the Christmas spirit by participating in an exclusive evening candlelight guided tour presented by the associate curator of the Christmas exhibit, Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas, at the National Historic Landmark, Corbit-Sharp House, c. 1774.