News & Press

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

Free Admission Every Wednesday through April 27th

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

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

Take that to the Bank Lecture

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

Free Community Open House

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 12:00AM

Celebration of American Craftsmanship - CANCELLED

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

Sweet Treats Hearth Cooking Workshop

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.

Runnaway slave Sam hides in the attic of the Corbit-Sharp House
Feb 13, 2011 1:00PM to 2:30PM

Visit Freedom Seekers: The Odessa Story

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.

Dec 18, 2010 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Storytime Saturday

Saturdays and Sundays: At 1pm, gather around the beautiful Christmas trees for a reading of one of the books depicted in our Holiday Trees Exhibit.

Jan 1, 2011 12:00AM to Feb 28, 2011 12:00AM

Historic Odessa Foundation is open by reservation only in January and February

Please contact Jennifer Cabell at (302) 378-4119 for more information on arranging a visit.

Dec 17, 2010 7:00PM

Candlelight Tour of Holiday Exhibit

Join us for a candelight tour of this year's holiday exhibit. Tour starts at 7pm. Contact Jennifer Cabell at (302) 378-4119 for reservations.

Dec 11, 2010 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Festive Foods – Holiday Hearth Cooking Demonstration

Join us for our Festive Foods Holiday Hearth Cooking Demonstration at the Collins-Sharp house all day from 10am–4:30pm, free with admission.

Dec 18, 2010 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Festive Foods – Holiday Hearth Cooking Demonstration

Join us for Festive Foods – Holiday Hearth Cooking Demonstration. Contact Jennifer Cabell at (302) 378-4119 for more information.

Nov 26, 2010 10:00AM

The Adventures of Mary Poppins

This holiday season, visitors to the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Corbit-Sharp House will be transported to Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, London, and the home of the Banks Family. Celebrate the magic of Christmas by experiencing the The Adventures of Mary Poppins. See the beloved classic stories of P.L. Travers come to life in adaptations that create three dimensional scenes.