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May 13, 2021 6:00PM

Outdoor Walking Tour

Join us the second Thursday of every month for an evening outdoor tour of the houses at Historic Odessa.

Apr 8, 2021 6:00PM

Outdoor Walking Tour

Join us the second Thursday of every month for an evening outdoor tour of the houses at Historic Odessa.

HOF Easter Egg Hunt
Mar 28, 2021 1:00PM

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled for Weather

Historic Odessa's annual Easter Egg hunt takes place Sunday, March 28th at the Wilson-Warner House.

Festive Foods Demonstration
Dec 18, 2021 10:00AM

2021 Demonstration: Festive Foods

The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals….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.

Festive Foods
Dec 11, 2021 10:00AM

2021 Demonstration: Festive Foods

The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals….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.

Little Women illustration
Dec 8, 2021 4:30PM

By Reservation: Storybook Time (Older Children)

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from Little Women. Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies.

Storybook Time
Dec 8, 2021 11:00AM

By Reservation: Storybook Time (pre-K and Kindergarten)

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from Little Women. Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies.

Christmas in Odessa
Dec 4, 2021 10:00AM to 5:00PM

HOF Participates in "Christmas in Odessa"

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 57 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.

Nov 6, 2021 10:00AM to 11:30AM

Let's Explore Mr. Corbit's Tannery - SOLD OUT!

Sign a contract and become an apprentice in Mr. Corbit’s tannery.  Learn about the “art and mystery” of the tanning trade. 

Oct 13, 2021 9:00AM

Fall Homeschool Day

Join us for a school tour sampler designed just for homeschoolers.  Take your family back in time to explore the 18th century in colonial Odessa.  Our site offers a unique and well-documented picture of early American life in our interactive, hands-on educational workshops.

Storybook Trees
Sep 17, 2021 10:00AM to Nov 5, 2021 5:00PM

2021 Storybook Trees Registration Ends November 5th

The Historic Odessa Foundation celebrates children’s literature and a love of reading by showcasing holiday trees decorated by community and school groups in the National Historic Register Corbit-Sharp House.  The exhibit will run from November 16th through December 30th and will be open as part of “Christmas in Odessa” on December 4, 2021.  Storybook Trees registration form goes out to former participants and local schools/daycares and youth groups.  Forms will also be available to the general public at the HOF Visitors Center and on the HOF website.

Oct 9, 2021 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Saturdays at the Hearth: Autumn's Bounty

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