2017 Storybook Trees Registration is now open!

2017 Storybook Trees Registration is now open!

The holiday season is right around the corner and the time has come again the register for a tree during the 2017 Holiday Tour Season! 

Please join us in this festive display of over 30 trees decorated by local families, schools, and organizations showcasing books and works of children’s literature. Our Storybook trees exhibit is designed to promote reading and literacy, and is appropriate for all age groups. Download the registration form »

The Deadline to Register for a tree is November 3rd. 

The decorating days are the following:

  • Thursday, November 9th (10am-4:30pm)
  • Friday, November 10th (10am-4:30pm)
  • Saturday, November 11th (10am-4:30pm)
  • Or by reservation!

The exhibit will run from November 14 through December 31, 2017 and will be open as part of the Christmas in Odessa exhibit and tour.

Learn more about how to Register for a Tree »
Download a registration form »

Mapping America 1641-1900: The H. Rodney Sharp Map Collection

Starting on Saturday, October 21, the Historic Odessa Foundation will have several 18th century maps on display in the Corbit-Sharp house. Learn about the world as it was seen 200 years ago! The exhibit will run through the end of December.

H. Rodney Sharp collected and restored maps and displayed them in his home, “Gibraltar”, in Wilmington. His particular interest focused on North America and the mid-Atlantic region. Additional maps have remained in the Sharp descendant families and are on loan for this exhibit. Reproductions of some of these maps also may be seen in Cantwell’s Tavern.

Learn more about this exhibit »


Your complimentary guided tour, guest passes, discounts, and invitations await when you renew your membership today. Become a member — your gift affords you not only access to the Historic Houses and surrounding gardens, but also helps to preserve, enhance, and share Odessa with visitors, scholars, and students all year long.