Preliminary Interview Questions

What place do you consider to be your home? Is it the place you live now?

How would you describe your habits as a consumer of local “cultural” production from your home?

How has Williamsburg differed from other places you have lived in its cultural production?

How do you feel the economic climate has changed in Williamsburg in the past 30 years?

How do you feel the Williamsburg residents have been affected by the economic and real estate growth of recent years? Specifically their role as consumers?

How have Williamsburg restaurants adapted with this growth? How have they changed and how have they stayed the same?


The Williamsburg Documentary Project (WDP) strives to collect and preserve the rich past of Williamsburg, Virginia. By conducting oral history interviews, building physical and digital archives, and creating online exhibits, the WDP interprets Williamsburg’s recent past. The WDP works towards developing a better understanding of Williamsburg by bringing together individuals, local groups, Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William & Mary.

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