Upcoming September Events

2017 Historic Odessa Brewfest

Join us this September at our largest fundraising event of the year, the Historic Odessa Brewfest. All proceeds go directly to sponsor our education and preservation efforts in Odessa, Delaware.

2018 Historic Odessa Brewfest

The annual Historic Odessa Brewfest returns to historic Odessa for its fifth year on Saturday, September 8. All attendees have access to food & merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more! Your ticket to the Odessa Brewfest gets you unlimited sampling of beer during the full duration of the festival. Buy a ticket today »

The Historic Odessa Brewfest is a fund-raising event for the Historic Odessa Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the legacy of the Historic Houses of Odessa for future generations, through commitment to the preservation of Odessa’s unique historic, architectural, and cultural heritage.

Exhibits Opening

Stone Sculptures of Richard H. Bailey

Visit the beautifully appointed 18th century homes of the Historic Odessa Foundation to see the semi-abstract contemporary sculptures of our newest exhibit, Quarried, Carved, and Polished: The Stone Sculptures of Richard H. Bailey. This exhibit opens Tuesday, September 4 at 10 am and runs through until the end of October. Learn more about this exhibit »

Richard H. Bailey, an award winning native born Delaware sculptor, has been carving various kinds of stone for over fifty years. He will be hosting a reception and lecture on Sunday, September 16 at 2 pm for those interested in learning about his wonderfully sculpted stone figures and creatures. Learn more about the event » 

Holidays in Odessa

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. Register your tree as early as Friday, September 14 at 10 am. The deadline for registration forms is November 2. 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.