September Events

Milford, Delaware artist Richard Clifton

Reception: Meet the Artist, Richard Clifton

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 6:00pm

The public is invited to be introduced to the national award-winning wildlife and waterfowl artist whose realistic acrylic paintings and prints are on display at the Historic Odessa Foundation Visitor Center. 

This meet and greet artist reception is held in conjunction with the art exhibition, THE WONDERS OF WILDLIFE:  Paintings & Prints by Richard Clifton (Tuesday, August 31 – Sunday, October 31, 2021).  The Milford, Delaware artist Richard Clifton will be on hand to take questions concerning his background, inspirations, and techniques in creating wonderful wildlife, waterfowl, and wetland habitat paintings.  Reconnect with fellow HOF members and mingle with invited guests and the public during this reception, all while admiring an outstanding collection of amazing paintings and prints.

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Ready for Brewfest 2021

Historic Odessa Brewfest is Back

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm 

The annual Odessa Brewfest comes to historic Odessa on Saturday, September 11th, 2021. All attendees have access to food & merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more! Your ticket to the Odessa Brewfest gets you an unlimited sampling of beer during the full duration of the festival.

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Tour the grounds of HOF

Outdoor Walking Tour

Sep 09, 2021 | 6:00 pm

Outdoor Walking Tour

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

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Wet Your Whistle in the Collins-sharp House

Open House: Wet Your Whistle, Collins-Sharp House

Sep 22, 2021 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Join us this summer, as we welcome visitors for our 3-month tour series.

Members of the MOT community are welcome, free of charge, to walk through the Collin-Sharp House, c. 1700, 110 High Street, Odessa, DE. Guides will be stationed throughout the house to answer questions and guests may enjoy a glass of lemonade at the conclusion in the beautiful grounds and gardens of the Historic Odessa Foundation. Tours from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.    

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Paintings & Prints by Richard Clifton

Exhibit: THE WONDERS OF WILDLIFE: Paintings & Prints by Richard Clifton

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021

The Historic Odessa Foundation is honored to present the photo-realistic wildlife paintings and prints of the nationally acclaimed Milford, Delaware artist Richard Clifton. 

The art exhibition features a collection of acrylic paintings and prints including his 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest winner depicting a single Lesser Scaup drake which will adorn the 2021-2022 stamp.  The contest is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious wildlife art event.  Since 1934, Suck Stamp sales have raised more than $1.1 billion to protect over 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on national wildlife refuges around the United States.  Clifton has also been venerated as Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year three times while his art often graces the covers of their magazine.

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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.