Upcoming Events at The The Historic Odessa Foundation

ISLAND LIFE:  Photography by Jay Fleming

Reception: Meet the Photographer & Book Signing

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 6:00pm

The public is invited to meet and greet the talented photographer whose larger than life photographs are on display at the Historic Odessa Foundation Visitor Center. 

This meet and greet artist reception is held in conjunction with the art exhibition, ISLAND LIFE:  Photography by Jay Fleming (Tuesday, November 2 – Friday, December 31, 2021).  The Kent Island Maryland photographer Jay Fleming will be on hand to take questions concerning his background, inspirations and techniques in creating amazing documentary photography.  He will also be autographing his newest book, Island Life that documents the disappearing way of life on two islands of the Chesapeake Bay.  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. Free for HOF Members and Invited Guests.

For Reservations contact Jennifer Cabell Kostik at 302-378-4119

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Jay Fleming’s collection of work that will fill the pages of his forthcoming second book Island Life.

Exhibit: ISLAND LIFE: Photography of Jay Fleming

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021 10am - 4:30pm

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present a small selection of photographs from Jay Fleming’s collection of work that will fill the pages of his forthcoming second book Island Life.

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Little Women

Exhibit: Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021 10am - 4:30pm

This holiday season don’t miss the return of the Historic Odessa Foundation’s renowned annual Christmas tradition of transforming a historic house into an exhibition of classic children’s literature. 

The National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House becomes marvelously adapted into scenes based upon the beloved autobiographical coming-of-age novel, Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy written by the American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) and first published before Christmas in 1868.  Be enchanted with old-fashioned room vignettes to include those of the March sisters’ Christmas parlor, festive dining room and well-appointed bed chamber.  Restore your spirit this Christmas season by touring this unforgettable holiday exhibition at the Historic Odessa Foundation.

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Holiday Candlelight Tour, December 2, 2021

Holiday Candlelight Tour, December 2, 2021

Sep 22, 2021 10:00AM to 4:00PM

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2021 holiday exhibit. Fun, food, and camaraderie for friends or an evening out the entire family can enjoy!

Tours leave from the Visitor’s Center. $15 per person includes a beverage ticket redeemable at Cantwell’s Tavern.* Reservations are required 302-378-4119.

*Member discounts do not apply.

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