St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum is excited to share our stories with members of the press.
We have a lot to share with you. Please direct all media and press inquiries including requests for statements to Todd Ballance, Executive Director, for more information. He may be reached via his cell phone at (757) 407-8829 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum?
Historic St. Luke’s Restoration, doing business as St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum, operates a 43-acre, historic site and museum including cemeteries, Virginia’s Oldest Church Building, and hundreds of artifacts.
Since 1953, Historic St. Luke’s Restoration has managed this national historic landmark and national patriotic shrine. As an educational, arts & culture non-profit organization we collect and share artifacts and stories for exhibits that reinforce our national narrative.
We have permanent and temporary exhibitions in the church building and in the Welcome Center’s gift shop, The Shop at the Old Brick Church. We also host periodic special events, academic lectures, outreach educational programs, cemetery preservation workshops, and receive volunteer and financial support in order to accomplish mission objectives we would otherwise not be able to afford.
Certifications, Awards, and Transparency
HSLR is also recognized as a certified non-profit with the President’s Volunteer Service Award program.
HSLR holds a 5-star average rank on TripAdvisor.
HSLR is a certified “Virginia Green” Attraction with the VA DEQ and VTC.
Social Media Platforms
HSLR maintains profiles on the following social media platforms:
“Build That Wall”: An academic lecture on religious freedom and separation of church and state presented by VWU professor Dr. Craig Wansink
"Hamilton" Book Launch
Book Launch and Signing of “Hamilton” by Tony Williams. Popular, local historian and Bill of Rights Institute fellow.
Cemetery Open House
First Ever Cemetery Open House Promoting the Ancient and Memorial Cemeteries and Columbarium are open for business. Virginia’s Oldest Open Cemeteries.
"Build That Wall" Academic Lecture
Academic Lecture presented by Dr. Craig Wansink of Virginia Wesleyan University on Religious Freedom and Separation of Church & State
Cemetery Preservation Workshops
A Hands-On Series for volunteerism in cleaning cemetery headstones and monuments.
Eight Preservation Awards
HSLR received eight preservation awards towards capital projects.
The Wedding Scrapbook Project
We are collecting stories and photos from previous wedding rental guests for our hardcopy and virtual scrapbooks.