Christmas Gift Shop Sale! Oct 24th – Nov 6th

In the spirit of giving, we’re going to be having our annual Gift Shop sale starting Oct 24th and running through Nov. 6th. Multiple items will be featured with discounts up to 25, 35, or even 50% off! Running a gift shop for a church museum is an odd thing, especially when choosing new merchandise. Am I going to get … Read More

Development Blog: Cemetery Workshop & Twilight Tours

Time has a way of wearing down all objects, even those we think as permanent as stone. And Historic St. Luke’s gravestones are no exception, where the earliest marker original to the site is from 1767. Moss, lichen, acid rain, tree limbs, and just the passage of decades have all amassed to make many of the stones illegible. Some have … Read More

Todd Talk (October)

Wow!  Since the last time I spoke with you Historic St. Luke’s hosted its first “General from Whitemarsh 17th-century living history weekend” event, Annual Blessing of the Animals event, and “Anglicans & Native Americans” academic presentation by Cohen Adkins.  I told you it was going to be a busy season, and it continues to be!  Folks from all over the … Read More

Looking Below The Surface: Archaeology in Virginia

Keeping Up With The Joneses: An Archaeology Presentation presented by Nick Luccketti On Saturday October 29th Historic St. Luke’s will present a symposium on 17th archaeological evidence from Isle of Wight County and the surrounding Virginia Colony. The first presentation will be given my Nick Luccketti of the James River Institute for Archaeology entitled; “Keeping up with the Joneses; Archaeology … Read More

President’s Volunteer Service Award at Historic St. Luke’s

Historic St. Luke’s is excited to announce that we are now certified as an organization participating in the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program. What is the President’s Volunteer Service Award? Like the name suggests, it is an award: a way for organizations to recognize and reward their volunteers for their voluntarism. The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is “an initiative … Read More

Clash of Cultures: Native Americans and The Anglican Church

When English settlers first made contact with the Native People of North America, it was a priority that Christianity be shared and new converts won. Not just any Christianity, but the faith and traditions of the Church of England. Everyone remembers that Pocahontas married John Rolfe and was baptized into the Church of England in 1614. However, conversions were not … Read More

Historic St. Luke’s Presents: Bacon, Bourbon, and Beach Music Fest Ticket Raffle

*THIS OFFER HAS EXPIRED* Historic St. Luke’s, in partnership with Smithfield VA Events, is excited to announce the raffling of two Bacon, Bourbon & Beach Music tickets. Smithfield VA Events has generously gifted us two tickets to this festival, which has become extremely popular throughout the community. THESE TICKETS ARE VALUED AT $120! This event is completely sold out! You won’t … Read More

Development Blog September: Twilight Cemetery Tours

Visitors who stroll around our 100-acre grounds are often intrigued by the variety of gravestones, the oldest of which dates back to 1767. In fact, Historic St. Luke’s has been the site of burials since the 1600’s, with unmarked graves being uncovered during restoration work and more recently with ground penetrating radar.   Preservation of our cemetery, and its historic markers, is currently … Read More

Todd Talk September 2016

Area schools have welcomed returning students much to the delight of parents and grandparents.  With this bitter sweet transitional time of the year Historic St. Luke’s prepares for the busiest time of our programming year.  It takes a lot of hard work and dedication from our staff and volunteers to pull off these events.  From the depths of my heart … Read More

Music, Food, and Fun At Our 17th Century Event!

This weekend Historic St. Luke’s will hold a 17th century living history event entitled; The General from Whitemarsh; a celebration of Joseph Bridger. The weekend will highlight a number of great speakers but it is not limited to history alone. On Saturday evening, September 10th the Locrian Consort group will present 17th century music beginning at 7 p.m. The Locrian … Read More