Todd Talk (October)

Todd Ballance, Executive Director.

Todd Ballance, Executive Director.

Wow!  Since the last time I spoke with you Historic St. Luke’s hosted its first “General from Whitemarsh 17th-century living history weekend” event, Annual Blessing of the Animals event, and “Anglicans & Native Americans” academic presentation by Cohen Adkins.  I told you it was going to be a busy season, and it continues to be!  Folks from all over the area visited both public events with great enthusiasm and appreciation for holding such events.  We are making plans now to make the 17th-century living history weekend and Blessing of the Animals events even better for next year.  The Cohen Adkins presentation continued our academic presentation series on how Anglicans brought their Christianity to these Virginia Natives and how that legacy continues to impact the Native American population today.  We hope you were able to attend these previous events, but if not you will have opportunities to attend similar events in the future.  Make sure to visit our calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

For those of you philanthropists who use Guidestar.org to help with your charitable decision-making, Historic St. Luke’s is now proud to share it is a Platinum Participant.  For more details visit our profile here.

For those of you who want to support responsible businesses and organizations, Historic St. Luke’s is also proud to share it is now a Virginia Green Attraction.  Visit our declarations profile here for more information.

Christmas Gift Shop Sale:  Make plans to attend the Annual Christmas Gift Shop sale for the last week of October through the first week of November.  Special and seasonal merchandise will be featured.  Great gift ideas for your loved ones!

 

Bly Straube, presenter at the October 29th archaeology symposium.

Bly Straube, presenter at the October 29th archaeology symposium.

Education Program Events

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 Historic St. Luke’s welcomes Nick Luccketti and Dr. Bly Straube as they lead the two part presentation: The 17th-Century Archaeology Symposium: An Isle of Wight Exploration.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Nick Luccketti, The James River Institute for Archaeology, “Keeping Up with the Jones: Archaeology at the Sites of Two of Isle of Wight’s Earliest Settlers – Giles and Anthony Jones”

1 – 2 p.m. Dr. Bly Straube, Independent Archaeological Curator & Material Culture Specialist, “Dutch Treats: Archaeological Evidence of the Dutch Trade with 17th-century Virginians”

TICKETS AND REGISTRATION

Tickets are $25 per person, including a boxed lunch and both programs. Seating is limited to the first 25 registrants.

Prospective registrants can buy tickets online here, or by calling the Welcome Center at 757-357-3367. For more information email contact@historicstlukes.org.

 

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Werowocomoco

Saturday, November 12th, 2016 Searching for Powhatan’s Werowocomoco  Randolph Turner, Virginia Department of Historic Resources (retired), will present on his work at Powhatan’s principal residence in 1607, Werowocomoco. Werowocomoco also served as the capital, and is the sole location in Virginia where Powhatan and John Smith met.

TICKETS AND REGISTRATION

Tickets are $15 per person. Seating is limited to the first 25 registrants.

Prospective registrants can buy tickets online here, or by calling the Welcome Center at 757-357-3367. For more information email contact@historicstlukes.org.

Weddings

What a great way to begin a life together.  Join me in congratulating Mr. Allen Johnson & Mrs. Debra Price who were wed in the month of September.

Donors

Our donors understand how we need and value their support towards our annual maintenance, educational and community event programming, and providing daily guided tours to thousands of visitors each year.  As a treasured stakeholder of Virginia’s Oldest Church, we thank you and the following contributors:

Rebecca Gray

Shannon Green

Lanny Hinson

William Hodsden

Justin Hornback

Tim Jones

Thomas McCary

 

Membership

Join me in welcoming these new members of the HSLR community!

Charles Hassell

Evelyn Feltner

Julianne Murphy

Mr. and Mrs. John Sekara

We look forward to seeing you soon at Virginia’s Oldest Church!

Sincerely,

 

Todd