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Delaware Shakespeare Festival returns to a world of specters and spirits this October with a performance of “Shakespeare, Poe & Friends: A Night of Readings from the Dark Side,” at Historic Odessa's Stone Stable.
Every evening throughout the month of October the Historic Odessa Foundation’s buildings will be awash in pink light in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Visitors can stop by after dusk to view the landmarks in all of their pink splendor.
The annual Odessa Brewfest comes to historic Odessa on Saturday, September 8th, 2018. All attendees have access to food & merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more! Your ticket to the Odessa Brewfest gets you unlimited sampling of beer during the full duration of the festival.
The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce in conjunction with the exhibition, Quarried, Carved, and Polished: The Stone Sculptures of Richard H. Bailey, the Delaware sculptor Richard H. Bailey will present a talk about his methods and inspirations of his semi-abstract stone sculptures.
Taylor Martin chose the grounds of the Historic Odessa Foundation for her wedding to Chad in September of 2017. The day couldn't have been more perfect. Welcome to the best day ever.
Bridal parties are welcomed to the tranquil village of Odessa and the grounds of the Historic Odessa Foundation. Imagine holding your special event in this storied town center with its beautifully restored 18th and 19th-century homes and its picturesque Colonial revival gardens, all lovingly maintained much as they were some 200 years ago. This unique 72-acre property can be the setting for your one-of-a-kind storybook wedding festivities – from bridal showers to rehearsal dinners, to the wedding ceremony and reception.
Over 50 years ago Marnie Bramble began collecting tea caddies. Tea caddies are little containers that were used to store tea in the 18th and 19th centuries. Marnie’s collection grew through her son Mark’s travels. Marnie’s collection is now on display in Odessa. That’s where WHYY First Experience picks up the story.
For nearly 60 years “the marble man” Richard H. Bailey has been sculpting miracles out of stone. His lifetime has been dedicated to that of being a sculptor in central Delaware.
The dispenser which is commonly called a sugar shaker today was originally called a sugar sifter, sugar duster or sugar muffineer. These collectable table items first appeared in the late 19th century and only lasted until the early 20th century. They were a passing fancy.
Join us the last Thursday of every month for an evening tour of the houses at Historic Odessa.
At the end of the personal tour enjoy beverages and festive treats at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700. This event is perfectly suited for the entire family!
Enjoy the hearthside bounty of spring at a special hearth cooking class and luncheon hosted by costumed interpreters at the historic Collins-Sharp House. Using 18th century cooking techniques, tools and recipes, we will create and enjoy a meal that recaptures the flavor of Odessa’s colonial past.
Join Rachel Binkley of Rocker Soaps for a fun and information filled class.