Upcoming June Events

Gardens, Collins-Sharp House

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: Intro to Soap Making

Join us on Sunday, June 10 as we make soap with Rachel Binkley of Rocker Soaps. Learn how to create a soap recipe, blend essential oils, and exchange tips and techniques to make it easier for you at home. We will be making a Dandelion, Chickweed and Violet Soap! Light snacks and wine are included. Learn more about this workshop »

HOF Celebrates Juneteenth

The Historic Odessa Foundation recognizes Juneteenth, the traditional celebration dating to 1865 commemorating the end of slavery in America. Join us for tours of the National Park Service Network to Freedom exhibit, “Freedom Seekers: the Odessa Story”, on Tuesday, June 19 from 1am to 4pm. The exhibit will be offered free of charge. Learn more about this exhibit »

Presentation: A Collection of Delaware Art

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce that in conjunction with the exhibition Artist Relationships: A Collection of Delaware Art, the art collector N. Taylor Collins will conduct a walk through of her collection on Thursday, June 21 from 6pm to 8pm. She will reveal the relationships that she formed with some of Delaware’s leading late 20th Century artists, such as Jack Lewis, Nancy Sawin, Laura Hickman, and Phillip Wikoff. Learn more about this presentation »

Historic Odessa Evening Tour

Join us on Thursday, June 28 for an evening tour of the houses at Historic Odessa. At the end of the personal tour enjoy beverages and festive treats at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700. Tours are $15 per person, reservations are required by calling 302-378-4119. Reserve a spot »

Current Exhibits

As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from the Bramble Collection

The As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection is now open to the public. Admire 18th and 19th century tea caddies from the vast Bramble collection that was built over two generations and features more than 400 examples. Learn more about this exhibit »

A Tapestry of Relationships: Collecting Delaware Art

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce A Tapestry of Relationships: Collecting Delaware Art, a temporary loan exhibition that includes contemporary Delaware art from the collection of N. Taylor Collins, now open to the public. Learn more about this exhibit »


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.