Dr. James Rice and Bacon’s Rebellion

 Museum Interpreter John Ericson interviewed Dr. James Rice about his upcoming lecture at Historic St. Luke’s on Bacon’s Rebellion and research from his book, Tales from a Revolution: Bacon’s Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America. In 1676, Nathaniel Bacon led a rebellion against royalist forces under Royal Governor Sir William Berkeley. After years of frustrating policies, taxes, practices, perceptions, and circumstances, … Read More

Coffee and the Civil War

The American Civil War proved to not only be a period filled with turmoil, but also a time of innovation. The Gatling Gun, ironclad warships, and improvements to railroads and telegraphs are only a few of the innovations that flourished during the Civil War. One of the lesser-known creations was the Coffee Wagon. The History of Coffee in America Coffee … Read More

Board of Directors Highlight: Vice President Dana Dickens

Historic St. Luke’s is grateful for our Board and their years (and in some cases, decades) of volunteerism here at our National Landmark. As a new feature for our blog, each month we will highlight one of our board members. E. Dana Dickens III has been a board member for Virginia’s Oldest Church since 2010. Currently a realtor for William … Read More

Todd Talk (March 2017)

The month of February saw the beginning of our 2017 visitor season.  For the entire month of February 105 locals enjoyed our “757 Appreciation” program that provided them 2 for 1 admissions. This equaled twice the number of visitors from last February.  A great way to start 2017! On March 4th, 2017 HSL twenty guests enjoyed the “Pox and the … Read More

Farewell To Marketing Coordinator Joseph Tapia

Joseph’s History at Historic St. Luke’s It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must announce that Marketing Coordinator Joseph Tapia is leaving Historic St. Luke’s to pursue his education. Joe was promoted to the rank of Marketing Coordinator in July of 2015, and he continued on until March 2017. Prior to his promotion he had no experience in … Read More

Living Historian Richard Greathouse and Our Civil War Weekend

Living Historian Richard Greathouse of the 3rd Virginia Infantry visited Historic St. Luke’s Church on March 2nd for an interview with Education Coordinator Rachel Popp. They discussed his long involvement in Living History and how he first got involved in the hobby. Richard Greathouse is one of the Living Historians who will be joining Historic St. Luke’s for its Civil … Read More

Upcoming Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Our National Landmark may be from the 17th century, but here at Historic St. Luke’s we offer our Corporate Sponsors all the benefits of modern technology. From your logo on our website, recognition in our monthly e-newsletter, and presence on our social media pages we are fully in the digital age.   Add to that a marquee that is passed … Read More

The Pox and the Covenant – Tony Williams Interview

Tony Williams is the author of several books including; The Hurricane of Independence, The Jamestown Experiment, America’s Beginnings and most recently, a book co-authored with Stephen Knott; Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America. John Ericson, Museum Interpreter at Historic St. Luke’s Church, recently interviewed Tony Williams about his upcoming lecture at Historic St. Luke’s on one of his … Read More

Development Blog (February 2017)

Thank you to our donors for making the Annual Fund holiday letter campaign so successful! Because of partners like you, our National Landmark is OPEN DAILY for educational tours; we offer special events and lectures; and our 100-acre grounds,17th-century church building, and administrative building are maintained. But we always need additional support. Stayed tuned next month for some exciting news regarding new … Read More