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

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