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17th Century Isle of Wight County: A Living History Event

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

$10 - $15

17th Century Isle of Wight County: A Living History Event

Saturday, September 8th, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us at Historic St. Luke’s for a 17th-century living history weekend! Event Activities include a presentation on early 17th-century clothing and adornment, period vendors selling their wares, reenactors/living historians demonstrating sword play and more, a concert by the Locrian Consort introducing instruments such as the sackbut, a beer tasting featuring St. George Brewing Co., and much much more. Admittance to this event can be purchased at the door and is the price of General Admission ($8). The Beer Tasting Fundraisers and Benefit Concert by the Locrian Consort are ticketed events.

(1 p.m.) “Deerskin and Doublets: Clothing in Early 17th Century Virginia, 1607-1624”

Discover the types of clothing and adornment worn by early 17th-century English and Powhatan people in Virginia during this lecture by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation tailor Samantha Bullat. Far more than just a fashion statement, clothing played a vital role in both cultures, providing protection from the elements and conveying meaning to others within the community. Examples of recreated early 17th century clothing from English and Powhatan cultures will be available to examine after the lecture, along with the tools used for making these garments. Samantha Bullat is currently the tailor for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, where she researches, designs, and constructs garments from the early 17th and late 18th centuries. In 2012, she served a ten week internship with the Margaret Hunter millinery shop learning the arts and mysteries of 18th century mantua-making and millinery. She was part of the First Oval Office Project which reproduced by hand the marquee tents of George Washington for the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA. Her reproduction clothing has been featured in exhibits for Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Mount Vernon, and the New York Historical Society.

(2 p.m.) Beer Tasting Fundraiser, St. George Brewing Company

This part of the event requires a ticket purchase. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased on this page. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged as spots are limited. These tickets include complimentary General Admission for the rest of the day’s events (excluding the Benefit Concert by the Locrian Consort and the 3 p.m. Beer Tasting Fundraiser), light refreshments, a tasting glass, and pours of 4 different beers. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. IDs will be checked. Guests will only be allowed to participate in 1 tasting.

From St. George Brewing Company: “Popularized in myth for slaying a fire-breathing dragon, St. George was a 3rd century Roman soldier who stood up for good over evil and was put to death. The various legends surrounding his death inspired the crusading kings of 12th century England. Today, St George is known as the patron saint of chivalry as well as the patron saint of England. We have tapped that same inspiration to create award winning ales and lagers that proudly bear the cross of St George.”

(3 p.m.) Beer Tasting Fundraiser, St. George Brewing Company

This part of the event requires a ticket purchase. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased on this page. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged as spots are limited. These tickets include complimentary General Admission for the rest of the day’s events (excluding the Benefit Concert by the Locrian Consort and the 2 p.m. Beer Tasting Fundraiser), light refreshments, a tasting glass, and pours of 4 different beers. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. IDs will be checked. Guests will only be allowed to participate in 1 tasting.

From St. George Brewing Company: “Popularized in myth for slaying a fire-breathing dragon, St. George was a 3rd century Roman soldier who stood up for good over evil and was put to death. The various legends surrounding his death inspired the crusading kings of 12th century England. Today, St George is known as the patron saint of chivalry as well as the patron saint of England. We have tapped that same inspiration to create award winning ales and lagers that proudly bear the cross of St George.”

(4 p.m.) Benefit Concert: 17th Century Music by the Locrian Consort

This part of the event requires a ticket purchase. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased on this page. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged as spots are limited. These tickets include complimentary General Admission for the rest of the day’s events (excluding the 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Beer Tasting Fundraisers) and admittance to a concert by the Locrian Consort.

The Locrian Consort will introduce multiple instruments that are no longer popular in mainstream music. Examples of these instruments include the gemshorn, sackbut, and krumhorn. For a “sneak peek” at some of these instruments, please follow this link to a video on our YouTube channel. The concert is both educational and incredibly entertaining.

Period vendors and reenactors will be present throughout the day to sell wares, give demonstrations, answer questions about the 17th Century, etc.

For regular updates and more information, please follow this event on Facebook. Please contact Education Coordinator Rachel Popp via email at rpopp@historicstlukes.org with any questions or concerns.

Tickets to the Beer Tasting Fundraisers and Benefit Concert WILL NOT be refunded unless the event or activity is cancelled by Historic St. Luke’s.

Living Historians, Period Vendors, etc. who are interested in participating in this event should contact Education Coordinator Rachel Popp via email at rpopp@historicstlukes.org.

This is a demo store for testing purposes — no orders shall be fulfilled. Dismiss