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Cemetery Iconography Lecture

Cemetery Iconography Lecture Saturday, November 3rd, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The design and creation of tombstones is an ancient art with deep meanings behind many of the symbols chosen for each monument. The weeping willow, the cherub, the rose that has not fully...

Meet the Man Behind the Mead

Historic St. Luke’s Museum Interpreter Nicole Lichty Interviews Glenn Lavender, Founder and Owner of Silver Hand Meadery Mead is an historic fermented honey drink that goes back for centuries. Though mead has a long history, not many know about this historic...

JUNETEENTH: A Celebration of Freedom at Historic St. Luke's

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom. The American holiday celebrates the freedom of former slaves granted by the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. But why is June 19th the date that Juneteenth is typically celebrated on? June Nineteenth is not the...

Cemetery Preservation Workshop

Cemetery Preservation Workshop  Thanks to generous donations to our Annual Fund and those who purchased tickets for our 2016 Twilight Tours, we are preparing to hold our second Cemetery Preservation Workshop. On Saturday, April 29th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,...

Dr. James Rice and Bacon's Rebellion

 Museum Interpreter John Ericson interviewed Dr. James Rice about his upcoming lecture at Historic St. Luke’s on Bacon’s Rebellion and research from his book, Tales from a Revolution: Bacon’s Rebellion and the Transformation of Early...

Benn’s Church in the Civil War: A Living History Weekend 2017

Historic St. Luke’s presents a living history weekend complete with reenactors. Portrayals include  1861 – 62 Confederates of “Camp Ruffin” and 1864 Battle of Smithfield Union troops. A rare Civil War Coffee Wagon will be on display, which...

Coffee and the Civil War

The American Civil War proved to not only be a period filled with turmoil, but also a time of innovation. The Gatling Gun, ironclad warships, and improvements to railroads and telegraphs are only a few of the innovations that flourished during the Civil War. One of...

Living Historian Richard Greathouse and Our Civil War Weekend

Living Historian Richard Greathouse of the 3rd Virginia Infantry visited Historic St. Luke’s Church on March 2nd for an interview with Education Coordinator Rachel Popp. They discussed his long involvement in Living History and how he first got involved in the hobby....