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From Religious Wars to Religious Freedom Lecture

From Religious Wars to Religious Freedom Lecture by St. Luke’s Outreach Coordinator & Museum Interpreter John Ericson Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. $15 per person, advance ticket purchase encouraged, light refreshments provided John Ericson will present...

The Civil War in Smithfield: A Living History Weekend

The Civil War in Smithfield: A Living History Weekend Admittance is the price of General Admission ($8) Living historians, demonstrations, and more can be found at this living history weekend at Historic St. Luke’s. Learn more about the Civil War’s effect...

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...

Book Launch and Signing of Hamilton: An American Biography

Book Launch and Signing of Hamilton: An American Biography By Tony Williams Saturday, April 21st , 2018, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. In Hamilton: An American Biography, Author Tony Williams provides readers with a concise biography that traces the events and values that enabled...

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...

Restoration Day 2017

Historic St. Luke’s is bringing back a favorite from last year: Restoration Day. For our second annual event we will have a variety of children’s activities, 1950’s classic cars throughout the grounds, food, music, and much more! Come celebrate 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...

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...