Upcoming Events in May

This month is full of fun events, workshops and presentations for visitors to enjoy! And with photography displays and fashion exhibits being shown throughout the houses and visitors center at the Historic Odessa Foundation, visitors can learn all about the beauty of Delaware and everyday living in Colonial America any day of the week!

Walking Club Wednesday

Join us every Wednesday to walk a mile in Odessa and see the sights from 4:30 - 5pm! All are welcome; please meet at the Visitors Center. Learn more »

Photography Seminar led by Kevin Fleming - SOLD OUT!

On May 6th, in conjunction with the photography exhibit, Definitely Delaware: Photographs by Kevin Fleming, the award winning photographer Kevin Fleming will host a full day photography seminar at the Historic Odessa Foundation. This event is now sold out »

FREE Tours to Veterans

To celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 20, the Historic Odessa Foundation will have free tours to veterans and current military! Tours available from 10am - 4:30pm. Learn more »

Workshop: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Walk through the Collins-Sharp garden and explore the wide range of plants which were cultivated for use in cooking, medicines and even the cleaning bucket on May 21.  Gather herbs and flowers to create your own 18th century sachet. 

Cost is $5 for each participant; free to HOF members. RSVP now »

Cantwell's Tavern Outdoor Summer Series Opening Night!

On Sunday, May 21, from 6 - 10pm you can bring your own blanket and join an outdoor movie with your family. Beer and wine will be for sale and the Roaming Raven Food Truck will be offering your favorite foods! Join the fun »

Lecture: Connecting your Land to our Water

Join Eileen Hazard as she talks about the connection between actions on land and water quality and quantity. Learn about water resources, current human impacts, simple hydrology, and ecosystem connections in our waterways. Read all about it »

Cantwell's Tavern Outdoor Summer Series: Patio Party

The Patio Party is back! On Saturday, May 27, you can enjoy grilling on the patio with special menu at Cantwell's Tavern and a Tap Takeover by Mispillion Brewing Co. There will also be live music for you to enjoy from 5 - 8pm. Make a reservation today »


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.