POSTPONED:Unsung Marylanders: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

This events has been postponed. Learn how to edit entries on Wikipedia.com and use archival collections to share the stories of unsung Marylanders. Bring your own laptop. This is a free program.

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? Our state 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.com, 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. This is a FREE program that includes admission to the museum. Lunch will also be generously provided by Wikimedia DC.

April 27, 2019 12:00 PM   through   4:00 PM