Datebook: March 22 - Indian Massacre of 1622

Mar 22, 2012

The Indian Massacre of 1622 (also known as The Jamestown Massacre) occurred on March 22 when, according to Captain John Smith (yes, the Pocahontas guy) the braves of the Powhatan Confederacy "came unarmed into our houses with deer, turkeys, fish, fruits, and other provisions to sell us," but suddenly they grabbed nearby tools and weapons and killed any English settlers in sight. Chief Opechancanough led a coordinated series of surprise attacks that killed 347 people, then a quarter of the population of Jamestown, along with burning houses, crops, and nearby settlements. The survivors retaliated and the Powhatan chief fled, only to be captured and executed after another large-scale attack in the 1640s.

It’s Thursday, March 22

The Paducah Parks Services Department is offering a five-day Spring Break Camp beginning on April 2.  Kindergartners through fifth graders will enjoy field trips, arts and crafts, and sports activities.  The camp will be held Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 at the Arts and Crafts Building in Noble Park. The cost is $75 per child.  To register, call 444-8508.

The National Quilt Museum hosts a contemporary fiber art exhibit from the United Kingdom until June 12th.  The exhibit features abstract quilts as well as quilts exploring a variety of topics including politics, crime, and health concerns.  Find more at

Registration for the Mayfield Preschool/Head Start program will be held tomorrow from 8AM to 2PM.  Applications will be accepted for children who are 3 and 4 years of age on or before October 1 who meet income guidelines and children with documented disabilities regardless of income.  To schedule a registration appointment, call 247-8841.

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