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A Colonial Christmas Concert

A Colonial Christmas Concert Friday, November 30th, 2018, at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 1st, 2018, at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 7 p.m. The Smithfield High School Choraliers Ensemble will take you on a trip back in time to the Colonial days this winter....

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...

Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia: 1626 – 1730

Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia: 1626 – 1730 Saturday, August 18th, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Spots are limited. Light refreshments will be provided. The witchcraft mania that swept through Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, while significant,...

Cemetery Open House: Become Part of History

Free and open to the public. Enjoy light refreshments as we tell you more about the different options available for eternal resting places here at Historic St. Luke’s. Tour our Ancient Cemetery, Columbarium, St. Luke’s Memorial Park, and historic church...

A Colonial Christmas Concert

A Colonial Christmas Concert Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Take a trip back in time to a Colonial Christmas at Historic St. Luke’s Church. The Smithfield High School Choraliers Ensemble will take you to the colonial days...

Why do we like Ike?

Why do we like Ike? Written by Research Assistant Lauren Harlow and Education Coordinator Rachel Popp  On October 12th, 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower wrote a letter to Mr. Henry Mason Day, the first president of Historic St. Luke’s Restoration. In this letter,...

Dr. Michael Browder Discusses Reverend Devereux Jarratt

“Devereux Jarratt: Virginia Evangelical Lecture” Who was Reverend Devereux Jarratt and why does he matter? These questions and more will be answered by Dr. Michael Browder on August 26th during his 1 p.m. lecture at Historic St. Luke’s. The lecture will...

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...

July Cemetery Preservation Workshop

Partner with us as Historic St. Luke’s works hard to clean each gravestone in the historic section of our cemetery. There are over 600 graves in need of your attention. Join us for this hands-on workshop where volunteers will learn techniques for cleaning 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...

Picnic Day 2017

Pack your baskets and load the kids into the car, because Historic St. Luke’s has something special for you! Celebrating National Get Outdoors Day, Historic St. Luke’s invites you to pack a picnic and head over to our 100 acre historic grounds for a fun...

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...

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....