From Wikimedia District of Columbia
Unsung Marylanders: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
- Saturday, April 27, 2019
12 PM – 4 PM
- Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Did you know that long-time resident Paul Henderson was one of the first professional photojournalists and a pioneering force for the Baltimore Afro American newspaper? Maryland was also home to Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, who was briefly married to Napoleon’s younger brother Jerome, and went on to become one of the wealthiest female property owners in 19th century Maryland. Still, Henderson and Bonaparte remain largely unknown to the public. Join the Maryland Historical Society and Wikimedia D.C. to learn how you can help to share the stories of these, and many other Marylanders who deserve greater recognition.
Wikimedia D.C. will teach participants how to become editors and update entries on Wikipedia, while MdHS staff will show you how to use archival collections and other reliable source material to further highlight the stories of unsung Marylanders.
Participants will need to bring their own laptops. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan, and they can reserved by emailing email@example.com. This is a FREE program that includes admission to the museum. Lunch will also be provided by Wikimedia DC. Learn more »
National Archives Asian Pacific American History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
- Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10 AM – 2 PM
- National Archives and Records Administration Innovation Hub
700 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20408
Asian Pacific American people, places, and events that shaped our world have gone under- and unrepresented in the historical record. This APA History Month, join archivists, historians, and the public for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon where we will edit and improve Wikipedia content related to Asian Pacific America using source material from the National Archives.
New to Wikipedia? Don't worry - Training and lunch will be provided. Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The APA edit-a-thon will be held in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives Research Center, 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408. Please bring a picture ID and enter the building at the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance. Learn more »