Upcoming Events at Historic Odessa

Saturdays at the Hearth: Preserving Summer's Bounty

Saturdays at the Hearth: Preserving Summer's Bounty

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm 

“Preserving Summer’s Bounty”  Explore the Collins-Sharp House and working kitchen garden with your guide as our costumed interpreters capture the sights and flavors of authentic 18th century cooking.

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Corbit-Sharp House

Open House: Corbit-Sharp House

Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm 

Join us as we welcome visitors at the Corbit-Sharp House.

Members of the MOT community are welcome, free of charge, to walk through the National Historic Landmark Corbit-Sharp House, c. 1774, 118 Main 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 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

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Workshop: Intro to Soap Making

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 6:30pm

We will be making an herbal soap from scratch featuring pure essential oils! Light snacks and wine are included. Everyone receives 1 lb of Naturally Rockin' Soap.

The cost is only $45. Sign up early, registration will be limited. To register, please visit call (302) 378-4119 or email Rachel.

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Workshop: "Furniture Repairs and Fakes at Odessa" with Philip D. Zimmerman

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Bring your questions and curiosity to this small group program! Join Philip D. Zimmerman to discuss and examine several HOF collection objects.

Recognizing fakes and repairs has long been a highlight of lectures and museum presentations, to say nothing of Antiques Roadshow.  This program will pursue that topic but place more emphasis on reasonings behind certain pronouncements than drama and showmanship.  Examples will come from Historic Odessa collections, some of which have been hiding in plain sight.

Reservations are required; (302) 378-4119 or jennifer.cabell@historicodessa.org

Admission: Free to HOF members or $20/person

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