Christmas Comes to Historic St. Luke’s!

Historic St. Luke’s is partnering with Genuine Smithfield and the 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse to bring holiday cheer to visitors on Dec 4th, 5th, and 6th during “Christmas In Smithfield 2016”. Historic St. Luke’s will be offering a number of gifts to our guests during the event weekend, including 2 for 1 admission to our guided tour, hot wassail … Read More

Todd Talk (November 2016)

The Holiday Season is upon us, and we hope that you are enjoying the changing leaf colors and cooling temperatures.  The romance and charm of our ancient cemeteries and church building is the perfect setting and this time of the year perfect for scheduling a family or senior portrait.  Call our museum with any questions.  Strolling our grounds also provides … Read More

Development Blog (November)

It has been a whirlwind month in the Development office at Historic St. Luke’s! Here’s all of what happened in development during the month of October, and what’s to come in November! Blessing of The Animals 2016 We kicked off October with Blessing of the Animals, where we welcomed 120 people and their pets to our site for the annual … Read More

Interview: Randolph Turner (Werowocomoco)

On October 31st, Museum Interpreter John Ericson interviewed Dr. E. Randolph Turner III about his upcoming symposium at Historic St. Luke’s entitled; “Searching for Powhatan’s Werowocomoco”. Werowocomoco was Powhatan’s principal residence in 1607 and served as the capital for the chiefdom over which he ruled. It is the sole location in Virginia where Powhatan and John Smith met. If Pocahontas … Read More

Listen: Historic St. Luke’s on Werowocomoco

  You may have noticed over the past year that the Historic St. Luke’s brand has been popping up everywhere. Did you know that we are also on the radio? That’s right! A big thanks to our friends at WNIS 790 AM and  93.7 BOB FM for supporting us on air since August! Here you can listen to an interview … Read More

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