Upcoming Events at Historic Odessa April


Petite Exhibit: Quaker Pioneer: Elizabeth Gurney Fry Sculpture

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 14, 2023 - 4:30pm

On display with accompanying contextual material is a small classical molded bisque porcelain bust of the English Quaker Elizabeth “Betsy” Gurney Fry (1780-1845), originally created in 1848 by the London sculptor Mary Rivers. This showcase petite exhibit is included with general HOF admission. Plan Your Visit »


Odessa High School: Art Showcase 2023

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 4:30pm

The Historic Odessa Foundation is proud to showcase the creative talents of students from the Appoquinimink School District’s Odessa High School's art students. Celebrate the student artists by attending a meet and greet reception at the HOF Visitor Center on Thursday, April 20, from 6-8pm. Read More »


Archaeology in Odessa

Sunday, April 16, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

The presentation is titled “Archaeology 101 - Introduction to Archaeology - Digging More Than Dirt”, presented by John Bansch, Volunteer Coordinator of Archaeology Projects, Historic Odessa Foundation. More Info »


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


Saturdays at the Hearth: Fresh From the Garden

Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

“Fresh From the Garden”  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. Admission is included in the general tour. Plan Your Visit »



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.