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March 2018
$15.00

SOLD OUT! Lecture on Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia: 1626 – 1730

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Back by Popular Demand: Lecture on Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia: 1626 - 1730 by Carson Hudson Saturday, March 3rd , 2018, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The witchcraft mania that swept through Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, while significant, has tended to overshadow the historical records of the persecutions of alleged witches in other colonies. Colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural and the existence of witches with their northern neighbors, and throughout the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries,…

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The Civil War in Smithfield: A Living History Weekend

March 24 @ 9:30 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Period vendors, living historians, modern food vendors, demonstrations, and more can be found at this living history weekend at Historic St. Luke's. Learn more about the Civil War's effect on the town of Smithfield at this annual event. Admi9ttance to the event is the cost of general admission. The event will be open to the public 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 24th and open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 25th. For regular updates and…

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April 2018
$15.00

Religious Freedom Lecture by Dr. Craig Wansink

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Build That Wall: A Deist President, Connecticut Baptists, and Religious Freedom Saturday, April 7th , 2018, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Each American president has faced challenges and opportunities in how he has responded to issues of religious liberty. None would claim to be against "religious freedom" per se, yet some ways in which they have understood it seem to have undermined basic meanings of the expression. In better understanding religious liberty and American politics today, we need to return…

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Book Launch and Signing of Hamilton: An American Biography

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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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 Hamilton to rise from his youth as a dispossessed orphan to Revolutionary War hero and Founding Father, a life uniquely shaped by America and who, in turn, contributed to the creation of the American regime of…

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April Cemetery Preservation Workshop

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

April Cemetery Preservation Workshop Saturday, April 28th, 2018, 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m. Partner with us as Historic St. Luke’s works hard to clean each gravestone in the historic section of our cemetery. There are over 600 graves in need of your attention. Join us for this hands-on workshop where volunteers will learn techniques for cleaning historic gravestones based on industry best practices. Lunch and the necessary tools for the workshop will be provided. Please RSVP by emailing Education Coordinator…

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May 2018
$15.00

Jews in Colonial Virginia and Beyond Lecture

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Jews in Colonial Virginia and Beyond Lecture by Historian Allison Gunn Sunday, May 6th , 2018, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Historian Allison Gunn will discuss the earliest known Jewish presence in the Hampton Roads area and highlight Southern Jews in the American Colonial Period. Gunn will focus on Jewish migration to the New World, as well as the economic and cultural factors which influenced their movements within the colonies and shaped their American experience. For regular updates on this…

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June 2018

June Cemetery Preservation Workshop

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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June Cemetery Preservation Workshop Saturday, June 9th, 2018, 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m. Partner with us as Historic St. Luke’s works hard to clean each gravestone in the historic section of our cemetery. There are over 600 graves in need of your attention. Join us for this hands-on workshop where volunteers will learn techniques for cleaning historic gravestones based on industry best practices. Lunch and the necessary tools for the workshop will be provided. Please RSVP by emailing Education Coordinator…

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Religion and the American Revolution Lecture

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Religion and the American Revolution Lecture by Museum Interpreter John Ericson Saturday, June 30th , 2018, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Visitors rave about Museum Interpreter John Ericson's detailed and engaging tours of Historic St. Luke's Church. Ericson has expanded his repertoire to include lectures on subjects such as the relationship between history and memory, the connection between the Lutheran and English Reformations, and how the Constitution deals with issues of religious freedom.   Join us on June 30th as Ericson…

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