Preliminary Interview Questions

Since you teach another language, how do you feel this outlet to another culture influences your perception of culture in Williamsburg?

How has the education system in Williamsburg evolved?

After teaching at William and Mary for nearly twenty years, what changes have you seen in the William and Mary community?

After living in Williamsburg and raising a family here, what changes have you seen in the Williamsburg community economically? Demographically? Socially?

What would you say some of the perks (or non-perks) are of raising a family in Williamsburg?

What area of Williamsburg did you choose to live in? Is it considered a community of its own? Why did you decide to live in this area of Williamsburg?

Do you think you will decide to retire in Williamsburg?

Do you think your children will want to live in Williamsburg when they are adults?

How do you feel about the revival of this town? What are your opinions of places like New Town and High Street?


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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