June 19, 2012 - 6 pm: Miller Park, Edina.
Sept 18, 2012 - 7 pm: MU Extension Office, Edina
Dear Knox County Historical Society,
Could you please post this or share it with your members? We want to improve your local history material in Wikipedia. You received 566 “hits” in the past 30 days but little material has been updated since 2011 and citations are needed especially for the section on politics. I can also send you a flyer by email if you write me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much, D’Ann
Share Your Passion for Local History with the World!
Have you looked at what is currently written about your county, town or community in Wikipedia? If you do, you are likely to be disappointed by how much is missing from your rich heritage. The solution? Sign up to participate in an exciting workshop to be held on August 16th (a second on December 6th) at Canton R-V Elementary School to teach community citizens interested in Northeast Missouri and local history how to incorporate local history into one of the most consulted online resources, Wikipedia. This will be the first workshops of its kind in the entire Midwest.
These one-day Wiki-Write workshops will be led by experts who will guide you through the complexities of editing Wikipedia. Participants will learn how to correct errors and misinformation, how to add new information, and how to include photographs, maps, and links to sources of information. Prerequisite: the ability to navigate email.
To learn more about this grant and to sign up to become a participant, please visit
http://wikiwritelocal.weebly.com or email email@example.com or call D’Ann Campbell at (860) 917-1729. These workshops are being funded in part by the Missouri Humanities Council. The MHC is the only state-wide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971. For more information about the grants program of the Missouri Humanities Council, call (314) 781-9660 or (800) 357-0909 or write to the MHC, 543 Hanley Industrial Court, Suite 205, St. Louis, Missouri 63144-1905.
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