June Upcoming Events at Historic Odessa


Celebrating our 10th Anniversary — Brewfest Tickets on Sale Now. Cheers for 10 Years!

Saturday September 9, 2023

The Brewfest features over 50 craft breweries, food, local wine and spirits, live music, historical demonstrations and crafts vendors. Plan Your Visit »


Art Exhibition: Everyday Lives, Everyday People: The Work of Jack Lewis

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 10:00am to Sunday, July 2, 2023 - 4:30pm

The Historic Odessa Foundation is honored to be the northern Delaware venue to exhibit the wonderful collection of paintings by the beloved Delaware Artist Jack Lewis (1912-2012). 

The exhibit titled Everyday Lives, Everyday People:  Selections from the Nancy and Russell Suniewick Collection is on display from Tuesday, May 2 to Sunday, July 2, giving members and the public plenty of time to view this special collection.  The collection is on loan from the Rehoboth Art League.  Read More »

Reception: Everyday Lives, Everyday People — Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 6:00pm

Free for HOF Members and Invited Guests/Light refreshments will be served. For Reservations contact Jennifer Cabell Kostik at 302-378-4119


Historic Odessa Foundation is a Blue Star Museum

Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 10:00am to Monday, September 4, 2023 - 4:30pm

Blue Star Museums invites military personnel and their families to experience the many wonders our nation’s museums have to offer. Learn More »


Petite Exhibit: Mary, Mollie, Mrs.: Portraits of Mary Corbit Warner

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 10:00am to Sunday, July 23, 2023 - 4:30pm

Discover the wonderful HOF collection of portraits, photographs and silhouettes that document the 74 year lifespan of Mary Corbit Warner. Learn More »


Saturdays at the Hearth: Summer's Bounty

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

“Summer’s Bounty”  Explore the Collins-Sharp House with your guide as our costumed interpreters capture the sights and flavors of authentic 18th century cooking. Admission is included in the general tour. Plan Your Visit »


Art Workshop: Outdoor Sketching and Painting at HOF with Heather Lewis

Jun 15, 2023 10:00AM to 12:00PM

This Art Workshop is set in the lovely gardens and grounds of the Historic Odessa Foundation. The artist/teacher, and daughter of the late Jack Lewis (1912-2012), Heather Lewis will share her love of sketching and offer her expertise on capturing what is seen in an outdoor setting, while on the move! $35/person Reservations Required by June 9th: Jennifer Cabell Kostik or (302)378-4119


HOF Celebrates Juneteenth

Monday, June 19, 2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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 and open to the public. Tours are free to the public but advanced reservations are required by Friday, June 16th.  Please contact Jennifer at (302)378-4119 or Jennifer.Cabell@historicodessa.org. Tours will leave from the Visitors Center 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

Activity: Juneteenth Celebration: Silhouettes

Monday, June 19, 2023 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

After your "Freedom Seekers" tour have your silhouette cut in a method typical at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. Discover how the camera obscura was used to create profile likenesses for posterity.



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.