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Dec 12, 2012 7:00PM to 8:00PM

Lecture: "Corded, Stuffed, and Quilted: Whitework in an International Context"

Throughout Europe and America, whitework quilts have been fashionable from the 17th century to today.  Over this period of time, however, the designs and techniques used to create them have changed, as has the cultural significance of owning them.  Come join us to explore the wide world of whitework.   

Dec 14, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour

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

Dec 28, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour

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.

Nov 30, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Candlelight Tour Hosted by Curator

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.  The tour will be led by the curator of the exhibit who will describe the inspirations behind each room vignette.  Compare the room interpretations with Randolph Caldecott’s 19th centur

Dec 21, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour

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.

Dec 7, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour

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

Oct 19, 2012 10:00AM to Dec 30, 2012 4:30PM

Whitework: Elegance in Hand Stitching

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.

Oct 26, 2012 5:30PM to 9:00PM

18th Century Hearth Cooked Dinner

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.

Sep 12, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Lecture: "Two Early Single Component Historic Sites, U.S. Route 301"

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.

Dec 9, 2012 1:00PM to 2:30PM

Lecture: "The View from Sunnyside: A Sketch of Washington Irving"

MICHAEL A. LORD

Aug 15, 2012 4:00PM to 5:30PM

Lecture: "Those Fascinating Maps" by Conservation Intern

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.

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

Lecture: "Red Where? From Wheels to Kilns to Kitchens"

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.