News & Press

Jun 19, 2021 10:00AM to 4:00PM

HOF Celebrates Juneteenth

The Historic Odessa Foundation recognizes Juneteenth, the traditional celebration dating to 1865 commemorating the end of slavery in America. Tours of the National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit: “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story” will be offered free of charge and open to the public..

May 8, 2021 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Saturdays at the Hearth: Spring is Here!

Bring the whole family and explore the role of children in the colonial kitchen and garden.

Feb 1, 2021 10:00AM to Feb 28, 2021 4:00PM

Black History Month

Historic Odessa Foundation school program partners with Cedar Lane Elementary School in presenting a school-wide assembly, “Slavery and the Underground Railroad:  History in Your Own Backyard”. This program will be presented on video and will be available on Zoom during the month of February to all teachers for their use in the classroom.

Mar 11, 2021 10:00AM to 4:30PM

HOF Celebrates Harriet Tubman Day

Celebrate Harriet Tubman Day by visiting our National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit, “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story”.  Muskrat Skinning Shed will be open to the public for self-guided tour of “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story” exhibit.

MHS AP Studio Art
Mar 30, 2021 10:00AM to Apr 30, 2021 4:30PM

Exhibit: Middletown High School: Advanced Placement Studio Art

The Historic Odessa Foundation is proud to showcase the creative talents of students from the Appoquinimink School District’s Middletown High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art Class in an exhibit from March 30 to April 30, 2021, in the Foundation’s Visitor Center Gallery. Visitors will get a chance to see what these promising artists have accomplished over the past school year to complete their AP Senior Portfolios.

Linda Hall
May 13, 2021 6:00PM

Reception: Meet the Artist, Linda Hall

Be introduced to the talented artist whose vibrant artworks are on display at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitor Center. 

Potpourri of the Palette
May 4, 2021 10:00AM to Jun 27, 2021 4:30PM

Exhibit: Potpourri of the Palette: Watercolor Paintings by Linda Hall

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present a colorful late spring and early summer art exhibition titled Potpourri of the Palette:  Watercolor Paintings by Linda Hall. 

Spring 2021
Mar 2, 2021 9:45AM

HOF opens for Spring!

Historic Odessa reopens for Spring on March 2. HOF is open to the public March through December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 1 PM – 4:30 PM, Monday by reservation. Plan Your Visit »

Our Delaware
Mar 2, 2021 10:00AM to Mar 28, 2021 4:30PM

Exhibit: Our Delaware: Local Art Collected by HOF Staff

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce the first art exhibit of the year titled, Our Delaware:  Local Art Collected by HOF Staff. 

Do More 24 Delaware
Mar 4, 2021 6:00PM to Mar 5, 2021 6:00PM

Do More 24 Delaware

Do More 24 Delaware is a 24 hour day of giving designed to help nonprofits raise more money and engage new donors. The First State’s largest day of giving - Do More 24 Delaware - is set for March 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm to March 5, 2021 at 6:00 pm. The Historic Odessa Foundation is encouraging friends to include us in their giving during the online campaign this early March.

Dec 7, 2020 4:00PM to Dec 22, 2020 4:00PM

2nd Annual Holiday Silent Auction

2020 Historic Odessa Foundation Holiday Silent Auction

Dec 22, 2020 5:30PM

Outdoor Candlelight Tour December 22, 2020

Special outdoor guided walking tours of the Historic Odessa Foundation buildings are conducted each Tuesday and Thursday nights in December at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.