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December 2019

A Colonial Christmas Concert

December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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$10 per person, advance ticket purchase encouraged Featuring the Choraliers Ensemble of the Smithfield High School Chorus Department The Smithfield High School Choraliers Ensemble will take you on a trip back in time to the Colonial days this winter. Multiple performances are scheduled. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged as seats are limited. Proceeds will be split evenly between the Smithfield High School Choraliers Ensemble and Historic St. Luke's Church. We thank you for your support! Purchase Tickets

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April 2020

So Pious an Undertaking Lecture

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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$15

So Pious an Undertaking: Slavery, Religion, Education, and Virginia’s Bray Schools Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Speaker: Nicole Brown Tickets $15 per person Light refreshments provided. When the Williamsburg Bray School opened its doors on September 29, 1760, it was the first official endeavor in Virginia to provide education for enslaved and free African Americans. Offering religious instruction in the Anglican tradition, the varied perspectives on Virginia Bray Schools were often complicated and contradictory. Public…

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July 2020

CANCELLED: July Cemetery Preservation Workshop

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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Join us for these hands-on workshops where volunteers will learn techniques for cleaning and preserving historic tombstones based on industry best practices. Lunch and the necessary tools for the workshop will be provided. Free Workshop, RSVP Required. Complimentary lunch provided. RSVP Required Please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM to successfully RSVP to reserve your spot. Keep in mind that spots are limited and these workshops fill up quickly. Please contact Education Coordinator Rachel Popp with questions or concerns at rpopp@stlukesmuseum.org.

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August 2020

Cancelled: August Cemetery Preservation Workshop

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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Join us for these hands-on workshops where volunteers will learn techniques for cleaning and preserving historic tombstones based on industry best practices. Lunch and the necessary tools for the workshop will be provided. Free Workshop, RSVP Required. Complimentary lunch provided. RSVP Required Please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM to successfully RSVP to reserve your spot. Keep in mind that spots are limited and these workshops fill up quickly. Please contact Education Coordinator Rachel Popp with questions or concerns at rpopp@stlukesmuseum.org.

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September 2020

17th Century Isle of Wight County: A Living History Event

September 12 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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Join us at St. Luke's for a 17th-century living history weekend at Virginia's Oldest Church. There will be period vendors, demonstrations, and more available. Reenactors will also be present throughout the day. Living Historians, Sutlers, etc. who are interested in participating, please email Education Coordinator Rachel Popp at rpopp@stlukesmuseum.org for more information.

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17th Century Isle of Wight County: A Living History Event

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 13, 2020 at 11:00 am

St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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Join us at St. Luke's for a 17th-century living history weekend at Virginia's Oldest Church. There will be period vendors, demonstrations, and more available. Reenactors will also be present throughout the day. Living Historians, Sutlers, etc. who are interested in participating, please email Education Coordinator Rachel Popp at rpopp@stlukesmuseum.org for more information.

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October 2020

Witchcraft in Colonial VA Lecture 2020 (RESCHEDULED)

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm

St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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$15

The witchcraft mania that swept through Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, while significant, has tended to overshadow the historical records of the persecutions of alleged witches in other colonies. Colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural and the existence of witches with their northern neighbors, and throughout the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, they conducted several witchcraft inquiries. Join historian Carson Hudson as he explores the often-misunderstood subject of witchcraft persecution in early Virginia. His offers insights into the…

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Witchcraft in Colonial VA Lecture 2020 (RESCHEDULED)

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm

St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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$15

The witchcraft mania that swept through Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, while significant, has tended to overshadow the historical records of the persecutions of alleged witches in other colonies. Colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural and the existence of witches with their northern neighbors, and throughout the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, they conducted several witchcraft inquiries. Join historian Carson Hudson as he explores the often-misunderstood subject of witchcraft persecution in early Virginia. His offers insights into the…

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Family-Friendly Twilight Cemetery Tour 2020

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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$15

This is a kid-friendly and family-friendly version of our Twilight Cemetery Tours scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday evening. $15 per person, advance ticket purchase encouraged, snacks and warm beverages provided. Children under the age of 5 tour for free and tickets are not required for children under the age of 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Plan to enjoy the complimentary craft table with your kids. Dead men don't tell tales, but their tombstones do! St. Luke's has…

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Adults Only Twilight Cemetery Tours 2020

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Luke’s Historical Church & Musuem, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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$25

Dead men don't tell tales, but their tombstones do! St. Luke's has been the site of burials since the 1600's. Enjoy the stories of local saints and sinners on a guided tour through the Ancient Cemetery. A hard cider tasting featuring Sly Clyde Ciderworks will be included in the experience. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate. IDs will be checked at the door and anyone without an ID or who is younger than 21 years…

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