Upcoming November 2018 Events

2017 Holidays in Odessa

As we all move further away from our sun-soaked summer and into the crispness of fall, we witness the historic houses of Odessa transform for the Holiday season.

Holidays in Odessa

Step back in time at the Historic Odessa's annual holiday celebration - a seasonal tradition of interpreting scenes from classic literature. This season we celebrate the 175th anniversary of A Christmas Carol, first published in 1843 written by Charles Dickens and illustrated by John Leech.

Storybook Trees

The Storybook Trees are back! Join us in this festive display of over 30 trees decorated by local families, schools, and organizations showcasing books and works of children’s literature. This Friday, November 2 is the deadline for registration forms. Learn more about this exhibit »

Holiday Candlelight Tours

Participate in a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700. Join us on Tuesday, November 27 or Thursday, November 29 as we step back in time and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear. Learn more about this event » 

Presentation: Edward L. Loper, Sr., Artist and Educator

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce in conjunction with the exhibition, Time Elemental; An Exploration of the Visual Expression of Thomas Del Porte, Brian Miller will give a presentation discussing artist and educator Edward L. Loper, Sr. Join us on Thursday, November 15 as we learn more about Delaware's unique art traditions.

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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.