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

Todd Talk (February 2017)

We have been very busy at HSL over the January “break”.  Not so much a break for our team – only from daily tours for the general public.  Throughout the whole month of February is our “757 Appreciation Month”.  During this month enjoy two admissions for the price of one. The education department was busy with continuing archival work with … Read More

757 Appreciation Month – February 2017

It’s 2017! A bright and exciting new year is awaiting everyone. And what better way to ring in the new year than by showing a bit of appreciation to locals? We’re pleased to kick off the new year by announcing our 757 Appreciation Month in February! That’s right; not “week” –“MONTH”. During the month of February, residents of the 757 … Read More

Todd Talk (December 2016)

Todd Talk During this most joyous and kindest time of the year the staff members and volunteers at Virginia’s Oldest Church decorate the Site with festive flair and keep the falling leaves at bay.  I tell you what, our groundsmen do a marvelous job of creating an almost Camelot-like landscape with their leaves removal.  We hope you made your way … Read More

Looking For The Perfect Day Trip? Try Smithfield!

So you have some family in town for the holidays. Where do you take them? Maybe they’ve felt like they’ve seen everything in the surrounding areas. But have they taken a day trip to Smithfield yet? Ask yourself these questions: Do they love shopping? Do they love history? Do they love great food? If the answers were yes, then make … Read More

Education: 2016 In Review by Rachel Popp

Dear Reader, On January 1st, 2016, I was a senior in college at Christopher Newport University, anxiously beginning my last semester before graduation. So much has happened since then that it feels like the beginning of the year was a lifetime ago. At the beginning of my Senior Year, I thought that I wanted to become an Elementary School Teacher, … Read More

Best Christmas Gift? Membership!

Do you have that hard-to-buy-for relative? The one who has everything? Well, we have one thing here at Historic St. Luke’s that may fit the bill — Membership to Virginia’s Oldest Church. From the $25 Scholar to the $150 Patron, we offer many levels to fit your needs. Each membership receives free general admission for a year, a complimentary gift, … Read More

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