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Exhibit: Account of a Visit From Saint Nicholas

November 14, 2023 - December 30, 2023

Second and Main Sts., Odessa, DE 19730

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    Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 31, 2023 - 4:30pm

    Stroll or drive through the historic area for enchanted evenings of winter lights at the Historic Odessa Foundation. There is so much to celebrate at Historic Odessa this holiday season!This Christmas plan to tour and commemorate our 35th anniversary of the unique holiday exhibitions of recreating scenes from classic children’s literature. 

    The tradition in Odessa started with Clement Clark Moore’s, A Visit from St. Nicholas.  This delightful poem first published in December of 1823 and is also celebrating its bicentennial year.  Often referred to as, Twas The Night Before Christmas, from the first line of the story, the prose will be recreated at the National Historic Landmark – Corbit-Sharp House.  Be enchanted throughout your tour with vintage Christmas decorations on loan from members of The Golden Glow of Christmas Past organization.

    Visitors will be invited to recite the classic poem as they tour the delightfully detailed display.  Guests will also have the opportunity to reminisce about who read the classic American poem to them.  Come celebrate the holiday season with us!

    *The Coming of Santa Claus, Thomas Nast illustration, 1872

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