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Nov 9, 2019 10:00AM

Saturdays at the Hearth

Explore the Collins sharp House as our costumed interpreters capture the flavors of authentic 18th century hearth cooking.  Savor the sights and aromas of mouthwatering dishes cooked over an open fire using the tools, recipes and techniques used in colonial Odessa.  Admission is included in the general tour. 

Sep 16, 2019 10:00AM to Nov 8, 2019 5:00PM

2019 Storybook Trees Registration Ends November 8th

To reserve a tree for the 2019 Holiday Tour season or for more information on creating a tree with your family, club, or school visit, please download and submit the registration form via fax or email. The deadline for registration forms is November 8th.

Dec 10, 2019 7:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour SOLD OUT

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2019 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 17, 2019 7:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 19, 2019 7:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour SOLD OUT!

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2019 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 26, 2019 7:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour SOLD OUT

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2019 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 11, 2019 4:30PM

By Reservation: Storybook Time (Older Children) Dec 11, 2019

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from The Secret Garden. Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies.

Dec 11, 2019 11:00AM

By Reservation: Storybook Time (pre-K and Kindergarten) Dec 11, 2019

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from The Secret Garden. Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies.

Dec 7, 2019 10:00AM

HOF Participates in "2019 Christmas in Odessa"

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 55 years ago as a fundraiser for the Women's Club of Odessa. The purpose was to fund college scholarships for local high school seniors. With the help and cooperation of Odessa homeowners and the Historic Odessa Foundation, the Women’s Club of Odessa has provided scholarships to over 100 students.

Dec 28, 2019 10:00AM

Demonstration: Festive Foods Dec 28, 2019

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season. The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals are the sights sounds and taste of this holiday feast.

Dec 21, 2019 10:00AM

Demonstration: Festive Foods Dec 21, 2019

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season. The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals are the sights sounds and taste of this holiday feast.

Dec 8, 2019 2:00PM

The Secret Garden Children's Holiday Tea SOLD OUT

Join us for a sumptuous Children’s Holiday Tea filled with Christmas sweets, storytelling, scavenger hunts and holiday crafts as the Historic Odessa Foundation invites you into the mysterious walled garden of Misselthwaite Manor from the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic children’s novel, The Secret Garden