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Rainy Days and Sundays

Everything is becoming greener around the site, which means spring is coming soon! We’re starting to turn over and plant our gardens, the wattle fencing is nearly finished, and the chickens are finding bugs again. But it’s still cold out there, and raining, so we interpreters are hanging out inside for some training brush-ups. (Lots of stuff about Sir Thomas Dale, Great Charters, and 1622 Massacres.)

I hope the weather is nice for this upcoming weekend because that is our first of three springtime events, Colonial Crafts and Games. We will have interpreters on site and our education staff joining in to present visitors with period crafts and games. If you’re in the area, come on out and visit!

This same weekend, ironically, is the anniversary of the Bloody Friday Massacre. On March 22, 1622, 347 English colonists were killed when they were attacked by Powhatans led by Opchanacanough, Chief Powhatan’s brother. It’s one of our main interpretive points at our Tobacco Plantation – and that means our time frame will be changing from 1622 to 1620 for the start of the spring/summer season.

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