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October 2017
$10.00

Twilight Tours 2017 – Night Two

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Twilight Tours 2017 - Night One Historic St. Luke's Church has been the site of burials since the 1600's. Come hear the stories of some of our more notable residents on a 45-minute guided tour around our historic cemetery. Each year we will have new stories to tell based on our ongoing research and the stories sent in by family members through our Share Your Story Program.  Special thanks to the Volunteers who have come out to our Cemetery Preservation…

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October Cemetery Preservation Workshop

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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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 Rachel Popp at rpopp@historicstlukes.org to reserve your spot for the workshop by Wednesday,…

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Fall Holiday Gift Shop Sale

October 22 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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$10.00

Twilight Tours 2017 – Night Three

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Twilight Tours 2017 - Night One Historic St. Luke's Church has been the site of burials since the 1600's. Come hear the stories of some of our more notable residents on a 45-minute guided tour around our historic cemetery. Each year we will have new stories to tell based on our ongoing research and the stories sent in by family members through our Share Your Story Program.  Special thanks to the Volunteers who have come out to our Cemetery Preservation…

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$10.00

Twilight Tours 2017 – Night Four

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Twilight Tours 2017 - Night One Historic St. Luke's Church has been the site of burials since the 1600's. Come hear the stories of some of our more notable residents on a 45-minute guided tour around our historic cemetery. Each year we will have new stories to tell based on our ongoing research and the stories sent in by family members through our Share Your Story Program.  Special thanks to the Volunteers who have come out to our Cemetery Preservation…

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November 2017
$15.00

Witches in Colonial Virginia

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Witches in Colonial Virginia Lecture by Carson Hudson Saturday, November 4th , 2017, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Due to popular demand, a second lecture has been added on November 4th beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at 4 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…

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March 2018

The Civil War in Smithfield: A Living History Weekend

March 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - March 25, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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April Cemetery Preservation Workshop

April 28, 2018 @ 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 5, 2018 @ 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 Saturday, May 5th , 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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