Happy Holidays from The Historic Odessa Foundation

Happy Holidays

Celebrating the Season

The foundation has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. This week we met our $3 million goal to create an Independence and Perpetuity endowment fund one year earlier than expected. The fund will enable the foundation to sustain the preservation of its six historic museum properties and 72-acre site, its collection of more than 7,000 decorative art objects and its Living History educational programming. Our goal was to raise $3 million in three years, and we exceeded that by $70,000, a year ahead of schedule. This is going to make all the difference in securing the future of the foundation in perpetuity. A special thank you to members, donors and all who supported the foundation and our ongoing efforts to preserve the rich history of Historic Odessa

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Litte Women

Holiday Candlelight Tour Hosted by Associate Curator December 23, 2021

Dec 23 - Dec 23, 2021 | 5:00 pm

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit, Little Women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy at the National Historic Register, Wilson-Warner House, c. 1769. Rediscover the beloved 1868 children’s novel by Louisa May Alcott while learning about the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette. This event is perfectly suited for the entire family!  Come celebrate the museum’s 33rd anniversary of literature-themed holiday exhibits with this newly created exhibit that was first produced by the museum back in 1991!

Tours leave from the Visitor’s Center. $15 per person includes a beverage ticket redeemable at Cantwell’s Tavern, c. 1820.*

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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.