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Cemetery Terminology Decoded

Cemetery Terminology Decoded

Whether you’re new to estate planning or a taphophile (cemetery enthusiast), you may be unfamiliar with some of the terms you encounter. Let’s explore the definition of cemetery terms that you may come across.    Plot – Land designated for burial. Burial...

Development Blog September: Twilight Cemetery Tours

Visitors who stroll around our 100-acre grounds are often intrigued by the variety of gravestones, the oldest of which dates back to 1767. In fact, Historic St. Luke’s has been the site of burials since the 1600’s, with unmarked graves being uncovered...

Twilight Cemetery Tour Teaser

Beneath the shade of a tree in the graveyard of Historic St. Luke’s Church stand two almost identical gravestones. The similarities between these stones do not end at the style and shape of the grave markers; the death dates listed are identical as well. Although...

"Is There Anyone Famous Buried Here?"

> One of the frequent questions we get at Historic St. Luke’s is; “is there anyone famous buried here”. Our response is that there is no one who is well known throughout the country but many who are near and dear to us. Among those are people who fought in our...

What's In The Box, by John Ericson

On Saturday April 23rd at 1:00 p.m. Historic St. Luke’s is proud to present Mark Summers, the Manager of Educational and Public Programs at Historic Jamestowne, will present on the recent findings from an archaeological project that discovered the foundations of the...