The Pox and the Covenant – Tony Williams Interview

Tony Williams is the author of several books including; The Hurricane of Independence, The Jamestown Experiment, America’s Beginnings and most recently, a book co-authored with Stephen Knott; Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America. John Ericson, Museum Interpreter at Historic St. Luke’s Church, recently interviewed Tony Williams about his upcoming lecture at Historic St. Luke’s on one of his … Read More

Looking For The Perfect Day Trip? Try Smithfield!

So you have some family in town for the holidays. Where do you take them? Maybe they’ve felt like they’ve seen everything in the surrounding areas. But have they taken a day trip to Smithfield yet? Ask yourself these questions: Do they love shopping? Do they love history? Do they love great food? If the answers were yes, then make … Read More

Education: 2016 In Review by Rachel Popp

Dear Reader, On January 1st, 2016, I was a senior in college at Christopher Newport University, anxiously beginning my last semester before graduation. So much has happened since then that it feels like the beginning of the year was a lifetime ago. At the beginning of my Senior Year, I thought that I wanted to become an Elementary School Teacher, … Read More

Interview: Randolph Turner (Werowocomoco)

On October 31st, Museum Interpreter John Ericson interviewed Dr. E. Randolph Turner III about his upcoming symposium at Historic St. Luke’s entitled; “Searching for Powhatan’s Werowocomoco”. Werowocomoco was Powhatan’s principal residence in 1607 and served as the capital for the chiefdom over which he ruled. It is the sole location in Virginia where Powhatan and John Smith met. If Pocahontas … Read More

Listen: Historic St. Luke’s on Werowocomoco

  You may have noticed over the past year that the Historic St. Luke’s brand has been popping up everywhere. Did you know that we are also on the radio? That’s right! A big thanks to our friends at WNIS 790 AM and  93.7 BOB FM for supporting us on air since August! Here you can listen to an interview … Read More

Looking Below The Surface: Archaeology in Virginia

Keeping Up With The Joneses: An Archaeology Presentation presented by Nick Luccketti On Saturday October 29th Historic St. Luke’s will present a symposium on 17th archaeological evidence from Isle of Wight County and the surrounding Virginia Colony. The first presentation will be given my Nick Luccketti of the James River Institute for Archaeology entitled; “Keeping up with the Joneses; Archaeology … Read More

Clash of Cultures: Native Americans and The Anglican Church

When English settlers first made contact with the Native People of North America, it was a priority that Christianity be shared and new converts won. Not just any Christianity, but the faith and traditions of the Church of England. Everyone remembers that Pocahontas married John Rolfe and was baptized into the Church of England in 1614. However, conversions were not … Read More

Development Blog September: Twilight Cemetery Tours

Visitors who stroll around our 100-acre grounds are often intrigued by the variety of gravestones, the oldest of which dates back to 1767. In fact, Historic St. Luke’s has been the site of burials since the 1600’s, with unmarked graves being uncovered during restoration work and more recently with ground penetrating radar.   Preservation of our cemetery, and its historic markers, is currently … Read More

Music, Food, and Fun At Our 17th Century Event!

This weekend Historic St. Luke’s will hold a 17th century living history event entitled; The General from Whitemarsh; a celebration of Joseph Bridger. The weekend will highlight a number of great speakers but it is not limited to history alone. On Saturday evening, September 10th the Locrian Consort group will present 17th century music beginning at 7 p.m. The Locrian … Read More

A 17th Century Religious Experience

On Sunday, September 11, 2016 Brett Walker of Colonial Williamsburg will be at Historic St. Luke’s Church as part of our event; The General from Whitemarsh, a Celebration of Joseph Bridger. Brett will lead us through a service of the word from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer with a sermon from the period. Brett works as a shoemaker at … Read More