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April 2018

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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June 2018

FULL: 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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UPDATE: This workshop is already at capacity. There is a Waiting List. If you are interested in being added to the Waiting List, please email Education Coordinator Rachel Popp at rpopp@historicstlukes.org. The next Cemetery Preservation Workshop will be on Saturday, July 7th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reserve your spot ASAP by emailing our Education Coordinator at the previously mentioned email. June Cemetery Preservation Workshop Saturday, June 9th, 2018, 11 a.m. -- 2 p.m. Partner with us as Historic St.…

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$15.00

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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July 2018

July Cemetery Preservation Workshop

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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July Cemetery Preservation Workshop Saturday, July 7th, 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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August 2018
$15

Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia: 1626 – 1730

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia: 1626 - 1730 Saturday, August 18th, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Spots are limited. Light refreshments will be provided. 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…

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September 2018
$10 - $15

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

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

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…

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October 2018
$10

October 12th, 2018 Twilight Cemetery Tours

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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October 12th Twilight Cemetery Tours Friday, October 12th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dead men don't tell tales, but their tombstones do! Historic St. Luke's Church has been the site of burials since  the 1600's. Enjoy the stories of local saints and sinners on a 30-minute, family-friendly guided tour through the Ancient Cemetery. $10 per person, includes light refreshments after the experience. Participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring a flashlight. Tours leave every 30 minutes beginning at…

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$10

October 13th, 2018 Twilight Cemetery Tours

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, 23430 United States
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October 13th Twilight Cemetery Tours Saturday, October 13th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dead men don't tell tales, but their tombstones do! Historic St. Luke's Church has been the site of burials since the 1600's. Enjoy the stories of local saints and sinners on a 30-minute, family-friendly guided tour through the Ancient Cemetery. $10 per person, includes light refreshments after the experience. Participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring a flashlight. Tours leave every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30…

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