‘Living history’ St. Luke’s event features 17th century Isle of Wight life
Published 4:36 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2022
St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum will present a two-day “living history” event Sept. 10 and 11.
The grounds will be open each day between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., during which time costumed reenactors and historians will be on site to tell of Isle of Wight County’s history from 1619 through 1699.
On Saturday at 1 p.m., Buck Woodard of American University’s Department of Anthropology will present a lecture titled “The Religions and Spiritualities of the Powhatan People.” On Sunday at 1 p.m., Mark Summers, director of youth and public programming at Historic Jamestowne, will present a lecture titled “Bacon and Berkeley: the Crisis of Cavalier Leadership.”
General admission, to include both lectures, is free, and funded by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Registration is required, though, for the two lectures. To register, visit https://stlukesmuseum.org/17th-century-lectures/.
On Saturday at 4 p.m. The Locrian Consort will play a selection of 17th century music featuring English Stuart era chamber music and musical instruments that have fallen out of fashion since the 1600s. Tickets to the concert are $15 each, with 80 seats available. Tickets can be purchased at https://stlukesmuseum.org/product/17th-century-benefit-concert-by-the-locrian-consort/.
“St. Luke’s is proud once again to provide educational and enlightening programming to South of the James audiences,” said St. Luke’s executive director, Todd Ballance. “This year’s ‘17th century Isle of Wight: A Living History Event’ represents a return to on-site programming since March 2020 when the Museum had to amend operations due to Covid-19 restrictions.”
Georgia’s Ribs and Catering will set up a food truck on site on both days.