Meetup/UNC/Chapel Hill Then and Now 2019

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Join us at the Chapel Hill Public Library for two Wikipedia edit-a-thons on October 13 and October 28, 2019.

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At each event, we'll create and improve Wikipedia articles about Chapel Hill's history, culture, people, and places. The events are part of the Chapel Hill 1819/2019 project, and are presented by the Chapel Hill Public Library and the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The event is free and open to the public. No special knowledge or Wikipedia editing experience is required. We'll provide a brief workshop on the basics of Wikipedia editing at the start of the event. We'll also have suggested resources and topics on hand.

Background: On November 20, 1819, the General Assembly of North Carolina established government in the Town of Chapel Hill by appointing its first Commissioners. Two hundred years later, in the fall of 2019, we celebrate the agencies, organizations, peoples, and places that have made Chapel Hill the community it is today.

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October 13 (Sunday) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

October 28 (Monday) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come when you can, and stay as long as you'd like!

  • Please arrive at 2:00 pm on October 13 if you'd like to attend the Wikipedia basics workshop.
  • Please arrive at 6:00 p.m. on October 28 if you'd like to attend the Wikipedia basics workshop.

WHERE: Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

WHO: Anyone!

  • Experienced or new Wikipedians (We'll provide assistance with Wikipedia formatting and syntax.).
  • Amateur historians or research pros.

TWEETING? Use the hashtag #WikiNC on Twitter or Instagram.

WHAT TO BRING: A laptop.

Suggested Topics edit

Businesses edit

Civil Rights and African American History edit

Food & Restaurants edit

Monuments edit

Music - Bands & Musicians edit

Music - Events, Labels, Radio Stations, & Venues edit

Neighborhoods & Districts edit

News edit

Organizations edit

People edit

Places edit

Policy & Politicians edit

Schools & Education edit

Other Local Edit-a-thons edit

Please join us for the North Carolina Newspapers Wikipedia edit-a-thon at UNC-Chapel Hill on Thursday, October 24, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.