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"A Night at the Races" is this years theme for our Volunteer Apperication Party.
Home School Day
Sept. 16, 2011
Education tours at 9am, 11am or 1pm
Each tour is approximately 2 hours
Available this fall: 18th Century Hearth Cooking, Indentured Servants, Children: Chores and Leisure, Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story
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.
Storybook trees particpants will decorate their trees Thursday through Saturday.
Free admission for Storybook Trees particpants.
Daily tours of the Holiday Exhibit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.