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September 2018
$10 - $15

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

September 8, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 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, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 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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$20

October 19th, 2018 ADULTS ONLY Twilight Cemetery Tours

October 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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October 19th Twilight Cemetery Tours Friday, October 19th, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. For the very first time, Historic St. Luke's presents a night of Twilight Cemetery Tours for adults only. A hard cider tasting (featuring Sly Clyde Ciderworks) will be included in the experience. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate. IDs will be checked at the door and anyone younger than 21 years old will not be admitted. Dead men don't tell tales, but…

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November 2018
$15

Cemetery Iconography Lecture

November 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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Cemetery Iconography Lecture Saturday, November 3rd, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. The design and creation of tombstones is an ancient art with deep meanings behind many of the symbols chosen for each monument. The weeping willow, the cherub, the rose that has not fully bloomed, the eternal circle of the wreath, are all symbols with important meanings, carefully selected by loved ones upon the death of those memorialized. Join us at Historic St. Luke's for a presentation on Cemetery Iconography…

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$10

A Colonial Christmas Concert

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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A Colonial Christmas Concert Friday, November 30th, 2018, at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 1st, 2018, at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 7 p.m. The Smithfield High School Choraliers Ensemble will take you on a trip back in time to the Colonial days this winter. Multiple performances are scheduled with a 7 p.m. concert on November 30th and a 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. concert on December 1st. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged as seats are limited. Tickets are…

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March 2019
$15

According to the Condition of the Mother: Women, Race, and the Law in Colonial Virginia

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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According to the Condition of the Mother: Women, Race, and the Law in Colonial Virginia Saturday, March 9th, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Portion of "Alexander Spotswood Payne and His Brother John Robert Dandridge Payne, with Their Nurse" by an unknown artist called the Payne Limner, American, 1780 - 1803 (artist). Painting owned by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). Tickets are $15 per person. Spots are limited. Light refreshments will be provided. This lecture will…

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The Civil War in Smithfield: A Living History Weekend

March 23 @ 9:30 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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The Civil War in Smithfield: A Living History Weekend Admittance is the price of General Admission ($8) Living historians, 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. Featuring “Why Aren’t They Smiling” Lecture by Historian Carson Hudson, March 23 at 1 p.m. The experience of having your photograph taken was new and unique during the Civil War.…

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April 2019
$15

From Religious Wars to Religious Freedom Lecture

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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From Religious Wars to Religious Freedom Lecture by St. Luke’s Outreach Coordinator & Museum Interpreter John Ericson Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. $15 per person, advance ticket purchase encouraged, light refreshments provided John Ericson will present on the devastating carnage of the religious wars of the late 16th and early 17th centuries and how these events impacted the Enlightenment and the movement towards religious freedom.

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May 2019
$15

Anglicans, Puritans, and the Struggle for Conformity: Religious Dissent in Early Virginia

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL, 14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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Anglicans, Puritans, and the Struggle for Conformity: Religious Dissent in Early Virginia Lecture by Matthew Ericson Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.   $15 per person, advance ticket purchase encouraged, light refreshments provided Colonial religion has often been stereotyped by geographic locale. Virginia has often been viewed as a bulwark for the Church of England while New England was the epicenter of the Puritan movement in America. While there are kernels of truth, the contour of religious life in the…

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