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Nov 17, 2011 to Dec 30, 2011

Take the time this holiday season to visit the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Wilson Warner House c.

HOF hosted the Furniture HIstoricy Society of London for an 18th Century Hearth Cooked Luncheon on May 18th, 2011.

May 23, 2011 to Aug 7, 2011

Americans have been purchasing the likeness of the father of their country for centuries. George Washington’s image has been positioned on everything from portrait engravings to miniature porcelain boots, with everything in between.

Jun 23, 2011 7:00PM to 9:00PM

The curator of the Buy George exhibit will present a lecture about the recently installed small exhibit at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Bank Building on June 23rd at 7:00pm. Brian Miller will discuss how the image of George Washington has been marketed to Americans for centuries.

May 6, 2011 1:30PM to 3:00PM

Historic Odessa Foundation owns a very special rare book, a third edition of a copiously illustrated book on Leon Batista Alberti’s Renaissance architecture and designs published in London in 1755, a book that was the major reference for 18th century Georgian architecture in England and America.

Apr 12, 2011 7:00PM to 8:30PM

For towns like Odessa in New Castle County in the 18th and 19th centuries, the local bank was central to the business and industrial growth of its community. In an exhibit at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Bank Building through May 15, the public is welcome to discover bank notes and related material that illustrate aspects of banking at a small town bank.

Mar 30, 2011 10:00AM to Apr 27, 2011 4:30PM

Now open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Mar 2, 2011 to May 15, 2011

For towns like Odessa in New Castle County in the 18th and 19th centuries, the local bank was central to the business and industrial growth of its community. In an exhibit at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Bank Building through May 15, the public is welcome to discover bank notes and related material that illustrate aspects of banking at a small town bank.

Apr 16, 2011 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Zipping along Delaware Route 1 to points north or south, travelers can easily miss one of Delaware’s and the East Coast’s most well-preserved historic districts - the town of Odessa. Nestled between U.S. Route 13 and the Appoquinimink River, the town of Odessa today belies its vibrant past as an important colonial port and stop on the Underground Railroad.

May 21, 2011

The Historic Odessa Foundation has cancelled its Celebration of American Craftsmanship scheduled for the weekend of May 21, 2011. The Foundation intends to resume planning in 2012.

Feb 25, 2011 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The crackle of a blazing fire, the bubbles ascending in a flute of fine champagne, the delicious flavor of sumptuous sweet treats…..Join us in the Collins-Sharp House for a hearth cooking workshop featuring mouth watering 18th century sweets and desserts.

Feb 13, 2011 1:00PM to 2:30PM

Join us as the Historic Odessa Foundation celebrates Black History Month with our program, Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story. Slavery in Delaware was truly a “peculiar institution”; in the 19th century, the population of the state struggled, internally, between powerful slave interests and defiant and very vocal anti-slavery groups.

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