For Immediate Release
Contact: Lindsey Baker 301-725-7975, 443-670-2283
Wikipedia September at the Laurel Historical Society
Sep 11 & 21, 2014
Laurel, MD. Can you trust information on Wikipedia? Should you? Would you like to be a Wikipedia Editor? The Laurel Historical Society and Wikimedia DC are presenting two days of Wikipedia programs that answer these questions.the LHS provides a chance to learn more about this informational powerhouse. it offers hands-on training to become part of this locally important yet international community and the opportunity to contribute new information on Laurel to the site.
According to LHS Executive Director Lindsey Baker, “Wikipedia is a great place to start research, but sometimes people hesitate to use it as they are unsure of whether they can trust the information. We believe through this programming we can help dispel the myths and reveal just how useful a resource like Wikipedia can be for researchers and organizations like the Historical Society. “
FREE. Laurel Pool Room at 9th & Main Streets. The Laurel Museum, currently featuring “Lost & Found Laurel,” will be open fromprior to the program.
The Edit-a-Thon will be held at the Laurel Historical Society: 817 Main Street, Laurel. Registration isn't required but signups are preferred. People can sign up athttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Laurel_ Historical_Society_2 or email info@LaurelHistoricalSociety. org.For more information contact 301-725-7975.
The Laurel Edit-a-Thon is sponsored by Wikimedia DC, the regional outreach organization for Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, whose mission is to promote participation on Wikimedia projects in the Washington, DC area and throughout the United States. Wikimedia is a global movement whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world.
The Laurel Historical Society and Laurel Museum are located at 817 Main Street. Museum hours areWednesdays and Fridays and Sundays The John Brennan Calder Research Library is available by appointment. The current exhibit, “Lost & Found Laurel” runs through .