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December 2017

End of the Year Gift Shop Sale

December 26, 2017 @ 9:30 am - December 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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End of the Year Gift Shop Sale Tuesday, December 26th -- Sunday, December 31st, 2017 Our holiday items will be on sale Dec. 26th through the 31st. Get ahead of the game by stopping by to pick up presents for next year! Sale prices vary.

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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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CANCELLED: Historic St. Luke’s: The Wedding Show

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE FORECASTED NOR'EASTER Join us for our Annual Wedding Show! Sunday March 11th 1 p.m - 5 p.m (Open to the Public) We bring together the Oldest Church in Virginia with area Vendors who will be available for Brides and Grooms and the Wedding Party. Imagine our unique Wedding Site, Wedding Coordinator, Event Specialist with Tents and Tables and Dance Floors, Florist, Musicians, and other Specialty Vendors. Then you can begin your planning.…

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The Wedding Scrapbook Project

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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  The Wedding Scrapbook Project will be featured on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 between 1 and 2 p.m. during our Second Annual The Wedding Show. Virginia’s Oldest Church, Historic St. Luke’s invites you to visit and share family photographs and stories of your weddings at the “Old Brick Church”. Historic St. Luke’s intends to collect these stories and photos and showcase them on their website, Facebook page, and hardcopy scrapbook for future generations to enjoy.  Betty Delk was quoted saying, “For several generations,…

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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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$15.00

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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Cemetery Open House: Become Part of History

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Free and open to the public. Enjoy light refreshments as we tell you more about the different options available for eternal resting places here at Historic St. Luke's. Tour our Ancient Cemetery, Columbarium, St. Luke's Memorial Park, and historic church building. Become part of our history by joining the Historic St. Luke's Family.

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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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