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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

Nov 19, 2019 10:00AM to Dec 29, 2019 4:30PM

2019 Holiday Exhibit: "The Secret Garden"

This holiday season don’t miss the Historic Odessa Foundation’s renowned annual Christmas tradition of transforming one of their historic houses into an exhibition of classic literature.

Jul 30, 2015 10:00AM

Alicia and Kerry: An Odessa Engagement

Alicia and Kerry were engaged in July 2015 on the beautiful gardens and grounds of Historic Odessa. 

Oct 6, 2017 4:00PM

Rachel and Michael: A Garden Wedding in Odessa

Rachel and Michael married on a beautiful autumn day in the Corbit-Sharp House Colonial Revival garden.

Mar 2, 2019 2:00PM

Celebrating Dr. Seuss's 115th Birthday

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Historic Odessa Foundation. Party with a reading of Cat in Hat followed by family friendly arts and crafts.

Feb 16, 2019 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Workshop: Ladies 18th Century Caps - SOLD OUT!

Join us as we welcome Lynne Tolton for a fun and information filled cap making class at Historic Odessa. Guests will hand sew their own caps in the style of 18th century ladies.

Feb 20, 2019 10:00AM

Volunteers: Welcome Back Brunch

2019 promises to be an exciting year for the Historic Odessa Foundation! Please join us for a Welcome Back Brunch on Wednesday, February 20th at 10am in the Bank.

Nov 29, 2018 7:00PM

Holiday Candlelight Tour Nov 29th 2018

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.

Nov 13, 2018 10:00AM to Dec 30, 2018 4:30PM

Holiday Exhibit: "A Christmas Carol, In Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas"

This Christmas don’t miss a Dickens of a Christmas exhibit at the befitting Corbit Sharp House. This National Historic Landmark house will be transformed into scenes based upon the classic novel, A Christmas Carol, In Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, by the English writer Charles Dickens.

Dec 10, 2018 6:00PM

By Invitation Only: 2018 Members Holiday Party

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation invite you to attend the 13th Annual Member Holiday Party Monday, December 10th 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Cantwell’s Tavern in historic Odessa, Delaware. Reservations are limited! R.S.V.P. Jennifer Cabell Kostik (302) 378-4119

Oct 27, 2018 5:30PM

2018 Hearth Cooked Dinner - SOLD OUT!

Join us for an evening of fine food, drink and merrymaking as the staff from the Historic Odessa Foundation serves a hearth cooked dinner of mouth-watering dishes using the recipes, tools and techniques of the 18th century. Savor our delicious British Punch and assorted appetizers by the fire before touring the Corbit-Sharp House by candlelight. Then, return to the hearth of the Collins-Sharp House for a sumptuous autumn dinner and wine with each course.