News & Press

Feb 27, 2020 9:00AM

Meghan will guide you through a Vinyasa Flow  (breath linked movement) class each Thursday morning in the beautiful Visitor's Center, 201 Main St., Odessa. Beginners are always encouraged to try their first class here in our non-judgmental and welcoming community.

Sep 4, 2018 10:00AM to Oct 28, 2018 4:00PM

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.

Jun 19, 2018 10:00AM to Aug 25, 2018 4:00PM

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.

Jul 26, 2018 7:00PM

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! 

Jun 1, 2018 10:00AM to 2:00PM

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.

Jun 10, 2018 1:00PM

Join Rachel Binkley of Rocker Soaps for a fun and information filled class. 

Jun 13, 2018 3:00PM

Learn about the circumstances that led to the important gift of the six piece American coin silver tea service from a direct descendant of the original owners William Fisher Corbit and Rhoda Davis Corbit through this presentation given by the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Associate Curator.

Apr 13, 2018 10:00AM to Apr 29, 2018 4:00PM

Admire the imaginative artwork created by the talented Advanced Placement Art Students of Middletown High School.  The Historic Odessa Foundation is proud to showcase the student’s artwork at the Visitor's Center Gallery from April 13 through April 29, 2018. 

May 9, 2018 6:00PM

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection, a temporary exhibition that includes 18th and 19th century tea caddies from the vast Bramble collection, opening on April 3, and continuing through August 26, 2018.  The collection was built over two generations and features more than 400 examples, spanning the period from 1700 to the present.  

Dec 29, 2018 10:00AM

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.

Jul 14, 2018 7:30PM

The Dover English Country Dancers and The Historic Odessa Foundation Request the honor of your presence at their 11th annual Colonial Dance! Members and the public are invited to participate in learning colonial dances that were popular in the 18th Century. 

Mar 12, 2018 10:00AM

2018 promises to be an exciting year for the Historic Odessa Foundation! Please join us for a Welcome Back Brunch on Monday, March 12th at 10am in the Bank.