Upcoming Events in June

Accompanying our photography displays and fashion exhibits being shown throughout June, visitors can also participate in numerous events to learn all about the beauty of Delaware and everyday living in Colonial America!

Photography Presentation and Book Signing led by Kevin Fleming

On Thursday June 1st, renowned photographer Kevin Fleming will conduct a gallery tour of his photography exhibit at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitors Center. The photography presentation will be held in the Visitor’s Center from 6pm to 7pm. Learn more about meeting Kevin Fleming »

Workshop: From Hearth to Table -- SOLD OUT

A special hearth cooking class and luncheon will be hosted by costumed interpreters at the historic Collins-Sharp House on June 7th. Using 18th century cooking techniques, tools and recipes, participants will create and enjoy a meal that recaptures the flavor of Odessa’s colonial past. This event is now sold out »

Exhibit Presentation by Lynn Symborski

Lynn Symborski, guest curator of the Dual Fashion Exhibit, is visiting the Historic Odessa Foundation on Sunday June 11th to highlight a seldom-explored facet of everyday life in any era, and about which nearly everyone will admit curiosity – underwear! Learn more about this presentation »

HOF Celebrates Juneteenth

On Friday June 16th, the Historic Odessa Foundation honors the traditional celebration dating to 1865 commemorating the end of slavery in America. Tours of the National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit: “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story” will be offered free of charge. Join the celebration »

Presentation: "Who's Who in the Corbit House Guest Book?"

Discover the fascinating registry of visitors who autographed their names and often included their hometowns and states to H. Rodney Sharp’s The Corbit House guest book on Thursday June 22nd. Attend this engaging presentation to detect this “who’s who” of regional personalities and government officials that were entertained at the newly restored Corbit House in historic Odessa, Delaware. Learn more about this presentation »

Historic Odessa Brewfest Tickets

Regular general admission and VIP tickets go on sale on June 1st for the 2017 Odessa Brewfest, which takes place at the Wilson-Warner House in Historic Odessa on September 9, 2017.

A $70 VIP ticket gets you in for an early tasting at noon, with access to limited-quantity beers. Gates open at 2 p.m. for $50 General Admission ticket holders. You’ll sample some of the best regional and national craft beers, as well as locally produced wine and spirits. There’ll be food from Cantwell's Tavern, treats from the University of Delaware creamery, live music, choice vendors and great people! Learn more about this amazing annual fundraiser »


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.