Upcoming May Events

Mark Bramble

This May the Historic Odessa Foundation is highlighting two presentations by guest lecturers about our current exhibits. Interested in touring our historic houses? Reserve a group or school tour for the spring any time, Tuesday through Sunday, 10am - 4:30pm.

Lecture: A History of Tea Caddies from the Bramble Collection

Meet Broadway author and art collector Mark Bramble, as he discusses his family’s collection of tea caddies on Wednesday, May 9. Copies of his new publication, A Tea Caddy Collection (Schiffer, 2017) will be available for purchase and signing during the reception and after his talk. Learn more about this lecture »

Presentation: William Fisher Corbit and Rhoda Davis Corbit Silver Tea Set Gift

Learn about the circumstances that led to the important gift of the six piece American coin silver tea service from a direct descendant of the original owners William Fisher Corbit and Rhoda Davis Corbit through this presentation given by the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Associate Curator on Thursday, May 24. Discover this new acquisition and ascertain its history and family connections. Learn more about this presentation »

Historic Odessa Evening Tour

Join us on Thursday, May 31 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, opening on Tuesday, May 22. The collection features acclaimed Delaware artists such as Jack Lewis, Nancy Sawin, Laura Hickman, and Phillip Wikoff. 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.