Upcoming May 2019 Events

Spend your spring 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.

Saturdays at the Hearth

Explore the Collins sharp House as our costumed interpreters capture the flavors of authentic 18th century hearth cooking on Saturday, May 11 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 »

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

Commemorate the prolific artistic achievements of two distinguished Delaware artists at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s exhibit, The Keepers of Color: Paintings by Marilyn Bauman and Edward Loper, Jr., opening to the public on Tuesday, May 14 at 10am. This exhibition celebrates the traditions of the Loper School of Art in Wilmington, Delaware and its approach to painting light, line, color, and space in a modernist method. 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 available on May 15, 2019 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.