Upcoming April Events

Collin-Sharp House

This April the Historic Odessa Foundation is opening two new exhibits to the public. Interested in touring our historic houses? Reserve a group or school tour for the spring any time Tuesday through Sunday, 10am - 4:30pm.

As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from the Bramble Collection

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection, a temporary exhibition that includes 18th and 19th century tea caddies from the vast Bramble collection, opening on Tuesday, April 3. The collection was built over two generations and features more than 400 examples, spanning the period from 1700 to the present. Learn more about this event »

Middletown High School Advanced Placement Art Show

Admire the imaginative artwork created by the talented Advanced Placement Art Students of Middletown High School.  The Historic Odessa Foundation is proud to showcase the student’s artwork at the Visitor's Center Gallery from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 29.  Learn more about this exhibit »

Historic Odessa Evening Tour

Join us the last Thursday of the month on April 26 for an evening tour of the houses at Historic Odessa. At the end of the personal tour enjoy beverages and festive treats at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700. Tours are $15 per person, reservations are required by calling 302-378-4119. Reserve a spot »

Spring Homeschool Day

Join us for a school tour sampler designed just for homeschoolers on Saturday, April 28. Take your family back in time to explore the 18th century in colonial Odessa, Delaware, in our interactive, hands-on educational workshops. Cost is $7.50 per student and reservations are required by calling 302-378-5562. Learn more about the workshop »

Exhibits Closing

It is your last chance to view colonial era maps from the Mapping America 1641-1900: The H. Rodney Sharp Map Collection exhibit. This showcase of historic maps will close Sunday, April 8 at 4:30pm.

Many of the maps on display were acquired by reference to 18th century William Corbit inventories for display in the National Historic Landmark Corbit-Sharp house. Additional maps have remained in the Sharp descendant families and are on loan for this exhibit. 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.