News & Press

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

Lecture: "Can Archaeology Help Find the Lost Corbit Tannery?"

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

Lecture: Examing Paint Colors

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

An Old English Christmas of Washington Irving

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

Red Where? A Collection of Earthenware Pottery

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

Lecture: Eleazer McComb, Colonial Family Artifacts

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

Eleazer McComb, Colonial Family Artifacts

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

Azalea Garden Prints for Sale

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

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

2012 Candlelight Tours & Coupon!

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

Candlelight Tours & Coupon Apr 2012

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

2012 Candlelight Tours & Coupon!

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

Closed Easter Sunday

We are closed Easter Sunday!

Mar 23, 2012 10:00AM to Apr 13, 2012 4:30PM

Adornment: Female Family Treasures

Now on view until mid-May, the Historic Odessa Foundation presents Adornment: Female Family Treasures. This exhibit gives an intimate view into the lives of historic Odessa’s most prominent women and speaks to the everyday lives of these genteel ladies.