Upcoming June 2019 Events

The Keepers of Color: Paintings by Marilyn Bauman and Edward Loper, Jr.

Spend your summer vacation exploring the gardens and ground of Historic Odessa, Delaware. Interested in touring our historic houses? Reserve a group or family tour any time, Tuesday through Sunday, 10am - 4:30pm.

Workshop: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Join us Sunday, June 2 at 2pm as we explore the plants typically found in the backyards of 18th century Odessa and examine their uses in foods and medicines in colonial households. Create an aromatic sachet and cool off with some herbal tea and sweet treats. Reservation are required. Learn more »

Saturdays at the Hearth 

Explore the Collins sharp House as our costumed interpreters capture the flavors of authentic 18th century hearth cooking on Saturday, June 8 at 10am. Savor the sights and aromas of mouthwatering dishes cooked over an open fire using the tools, recipes and techniques used in colonial Odessa. Admission is included in the general tour. Learn more »

Artist Reception & Book Signing: The Keepers of Color

Come meet and greet two distinguished Wilmington, Delaware artists and discover the celebrated Loper Tradition in art and its approach to painting on Saturday, June 8 at 1pm. In conjunction with their exhibit, Bauman will conduct a book signing of her two Loper related books that can be purchased at the event. Learn more »

Juneteenth: The End of Slavery in Delaware

The Historic Odessa Foundation recognizes Juneteenth, 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 on Wednesday, June 19. Learn more »

Early Bird Odessa Brewfest Tickets

Current Historic Odessa Foundation members have the chance to purchase Odessa Brewfest tickets for Saturday, September 7, before the general public!

Tickets are now available for members and may be purchased in person at the Historic Odessa Bank or by calling the HOF office at (302) 378-4119.


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.