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Southwest Minnesota History Wikipedia workshop is Oct. 8

Class is limited to eight participants

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Close up of hands typing on laptop.
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WORTHINGTON — The public is invited to join in creating and enhancing Wikipedia articles on Southwest Minnesota history during a Southwest Minnesota History Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8, at the Nobles County Historical Museum, 225 Ninth St., Worthington.

The event is part of a series of eight free Local History Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons sponsored by Minnesota Historical Society’s Local History Services and hosted by the Nobles County Historical Society. To participate, register at https://cart.mnhs.org/73335/73341

The goal is to create, add to, and update Greater Minnesota’s local histories on Wikipedia, particularly where information gaps currently exist. This will expand and make accessible to the public information about Minnesota's history. No Wikipedia experience necessary; training will be provided.

The workshops are led by Joe Hoover, Digital Technology Outreach Specialist for the Minnesota Historical Society and an editor on Wikipedia for over 15 years. He will guide everyone through the process, and demonstrate how easy it is to edit and share information.

The workshop is limited to eight people. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop if they have one, but the Minnesota Historical Society will have laptops available.

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Attendees are asked to bring any books, journals, magazines or newspaper articles relevant to pages they’re interested in to use for sources for research.

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