Work Summary 3/23-3/28

This week was very productive overall although I still have not collected a recorded interview.  I spoke with Dr. Buck Woodward on Thursday and gained some extremely valuable insight and information from him about the statue of Powhatan in front of the JCC Court House. Since, I have done some research and contacted people in the city planning office who could be potential interviewees. Specifically interesting information that I learned from Dr. Woodward, is the discrepancies in the 1607 map that is situated in front of the Powhatan statue from historical maps of Indian tribes from that period. I hope to look at these sometime next week and may need to travel to Richmond to the Library of Virginia to view these maps.

I am still waiting on a response from the City planning office on where/when I can access the street names and park names in Williamsburg/JCC. Hopefully I will hear from them early next week. I was able to collect information about the educational curriculum used by JCC regarding Native American history, people, and culture. I am waiting to hear back from them with the actual curriculum guidelines and matierial. There may be a possible interviewee in that direction too, I am just still waiting to hear back.


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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