News & Press

Dec 16, 2013 6:00PM to 8:00PM

FREE: Members Only Holiday Party

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation request the pleasure of your company at the annual MEMBERS ONLY holiday party.
Madeline and the Old House in Paris
Meet and greet/book signing by the author John Bemelmans Marciano
Monday, December 16
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cantwell’s Tavern
Odessa, Delaware

Nov 13, 2013 10:00AM to Jan 5, 2014 4:30PM

"A Madeline Christmas"

You are cordially invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation again this holiday season! For the past 30 years the Historic Odessa Foundation has celebrated children’s literature by recreating vignettes from the classics in one of our 18th-century houses.

May 8, 2013 7:00PM to 8:30PM

FREE to Members: 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).

Sep 25, 2013 6:00PM to 8:00PM

For Volunteers: The Stars Come Out At Night!

On this evening of fun, food, and merrymaking the Historic Odessa Foundation honors all of our volunteers for their tireless efforts on our behalf and recognizes those individuals who have provided outstanding support to our organization throughout the year. The foundation would not exist without the assistance it receives from this dedicated group of individuals.

Apr 21, 2013 1:00PM to 4:00PM

FREE: Community Open House

Please join us for an Open House on Sunday April 21 at the Historic Odessa Foundation!

Jul 13, 2013 5:30PM to 8:00PM

FREE to Members: The Sin City Band in Odessa!

The Historic Odessa Foundation invites you to attend this exclusive Concert event, with The Sin City Band. Please join us with your blanket, lawn chairs, and picnic dinner on the lawn of our magnificent Corbit-Sharp House, overlooking our gardens, and the picturesque Appoquinimink River. This is sure to be a very special evening spent with good friends enjoying delightful music!

Sep 17, 2013 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Members Only: Behind the Door of the Vault

Join Debbie Buckson, HOF Executive Director, and Betty Fiske, HOF Contract Conservator, for a peek inside the Bank Vault, and a MEMBERS ONLY look at Historic Odessa Foundation collection storage!

Aug 6, 2013 10:00AM to Oct 31, 2013 4:30PM

Myth-understandings: Early American History Stories

Discover some of the most persistent fabrications and embellishments in early American history!

Jan 6, 2013 10:00AM to Feb 28, 2013 4:00PM

HOF Closed til March 1

HOF will be closed until March 1st. Please call (302) 378-4119 for more information.

Dec 15, 2012 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Festive Foods: Hearth Cooking Demonstration

Join us at the Collins-Sharp House to experience the hustle and bustle of an 18th century kitchen preparing for the holiday season. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate open hearth cooking of delicious sweet and savory treats using the recipes, techniques and tools typical of Odessa’s colonial past.

Dec 8, 2012 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Festive Foods: Hearth Cooking Demonstration

Join us at the Collins-Sharp House to experience the hustle and bustle of an 18th century kitchen preparing for the holiday season. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate open hearth cooking of delicious sweet and savory treats using the recipes, techniques and tools typical of Odessa’s colonial past.

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.