British Atlantic: Epilogue

Amanda Herbert during her lecture.

Amanda Herbert during her lecture.

On Saturday, June 4th, 2016 between 1 and 2:30 p.m. twenty-five guests and staff enjoyed Dr. Herbert’s presentation on the 17th and 18th-centuries Dissenters of the British Atlantic. She established the average Anglican experience from typical services to special holy days. Not all British subjects agreed with the Church of England, although it was the State religion. Those believers were known as “dissenters”. Herbert briefed the audience on the major dissenter groups, some of their beliefs, and preferred manners of worship.

A22A6976Audience members were very engaged and asked many questions – some even shared local history such as Puritan and Quaker populations – with Dr. Herbert. Dr. Herbert is now the assistant director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, August 27th, 2016 God Save The Kingdom: Loyalism and Ministers in Revolutionary Virginia, 1765-1783 presented by Ph.D. candidate Mrs. Stephanie Walters. Her program is on the impact of the American War for Independence on Loyalist clergy and the Anglican Church in America. Tickets are $15 per person. Seating is limited to the first 25 registrants. After exceeding 25 registrants, inquirers will be placed on a waiting list that will be informed if additional space is available. To register call the Welcome Center at 757-357-3367, or email us at contact@historicstlukes.org. Online ticketing coming soon