News & Press
Calling all quilters and needlewomen…please join HOF staff and volunteers for our annual “Sew In.” Participants gather to sew and socialize with others with similar interests and should bring their projects, sewing equipment, and a bag lunch.
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.
Free tours to veterans and current military!
Nothing smells better than bread fresh out of the oven - join our hearth cooks as we fire up our outdoor bake oven for a day of bread baking. Space in the oven is limited, so make your reservation early.
Celebrate Harriet Tubman Day by visiting our National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit, “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story”. Join our docents from 10am to 4pm as they follow in the footsteps of Sam, a fugitive slave from Maryland who was given refuge in the Corbit-Sharp House.
Historic Odessa's annual Easter Egg hunt takes place Sunday, March 25th at the Wilson-Warner House. The hunt is for toddlers to 5th graders—bring your Easter baskets and join in fun! Egg hunt and craft.
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.
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.
Meghan will guide you through a Vinyasa Flow (breath linked movement) class each Tuesday evening 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.
Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit, A Visit from St. Nicholas, at the National Historic Register, Wilson-Warner House, c. 1769. Enjoy hearing this classic Christmas poem while learning about the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette.
The Board of Directors and Staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation invite you to attend the 13th Annual Member Holiday Party Monday, December 11th 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
The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 53 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.