Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Civil War

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The edit-a-thon offers a range of topics around the Civil War and American art. These include research around 6 significant artworks and their related artists from The Civil War and American Art exhibition, and the Civil War history of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's main building.

Work can also continue on:

For these last two, we're looking to use these images to illustrate relevant articles about the artists, the artworks, the scene or theme depicted, or the artistic period or genre.


Exhibition curator Eleanor J. Harvey will conduct a tour of the special exhibition, The Civil War and American Art. Unfortunately, photography is not permitted in the exhibition galleries.


Time Activity Location
9:15 a.m. Meet and prepare to be escorted through security. In the G Street Lobby of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (entrance at 8th and G Streets, NW)
9:15 - 9:30 Welcome, introductions, byo coffee MacMillan Education Center, 1st floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum
9:30 - 10:30 New editor instruction and tutorials MacMillan Education Center, 1st floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum
10:30 - 12:00 Exhibition tour The Civil War and American Art exhibition, 1st floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided) MacMillan Education Center, 1st floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum
1:00 - 5:00 Edit-a-thon MacMillan Education Center, 1st floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum


Do I have to register to attend, or can I just arrive on the day?

Advance RSVP is required for non-Smithsonian staff. Due to the limited space, the only way to guarantee admission is to sign up. Space is limited to 25 participants.

Do I have to be a member of Wikimedia DC?

No, this event is open to everyone.

What happens if I get hungry?

Lunch will be provided by the museum.

What should I bring?

  • A laptop
  • Photo ID for security
  • Coffee for the morning if you desire - food and drink is permitted in the MacMillan Education Center, but must be carried in a closed container through the museum. Food and drink is not permitted in the exhibition galleries.

Add your own questions here

Sign Up[edit]


SI Staff[edit]

  1. Georgina Goodlander (host) (talk)
  2. Sarasays (talk) 18:17, 15 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Amy Vaughters Amy V.
  4. Bridget C.
  5. DigiGardens (talk) 14:43, 17 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Doug Dunlop SIL
  7. meghaninmotion (talk) --15:12, 13 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. SarahNEmerson (talk) 17:36, 14 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Anaerose (talk) 18:28, 14 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Michael Edson (talk)

Non SI Staff[edit]

Up to 20 spaces...

  1. Geraldshields11 (talk) 13:05, 4 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Kirill [talk] 16:30, 14 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Steven W.
  3. Chandler W.
  4. Kate L.
  5. Travis N.
  6. Sarah L.
  7. Trevormunoz
  8. Djembayz
    Nancy C.
  9. Gerald S.
  10. Slowking4
  11. Smallbones
  12. TaraInDC
  13. Gilborrego Can no longer make it. Sorry.
  14. John S.
  15. Econterms (talk) 21:18, 9 February 2013 (UTC) -- will have to miss 12:30-3Reply[reply]
  16. CarolMooreDC 21:55, 10 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It will be my birthday! Harej (talk) 03:03, 12 February 2013 (UTC) Cannot make it. Sorry!Reply[reply]


We'll take RSVPs for up to 25 people in total, since some folks may not show and we can probably find space for an extra five even if everyone does come. If you're on this list - you can come!


If you're on the waitlist, you will receive an email/talk message if a space opens up.


  1. Diane Shaw Uncommon fritillary (talk) It's unclear whether I'll be able to attend, but I hope to be there for part of the event. Uncommon fritillary (talk) 15:41, 13 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Participating Remotely[edit]

  1. Geraldshields11 (talk) 13:19, 15 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. --Kippelboy (talk) 18:25, 15 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. In Kansas, wish I could participate remotely, but actually going to be at a conference :P Sadads (talk) 21:39, 17 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Something urgent has come up, unfortunately. Kirill [talk] 10:19, 14 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To Do List[edit]

Relevant articles:

Please add your suggestions!


Museum Resources[edit]

The Girl I Left Behind Me by Eastman Johnson, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Images on the Commons[edit]

Winslow Homer Civil War exhibit paintings[edit]

Editing Wikipedia[edit]


New Articles[edit]

Expanded Articles[edit]

Wikimedia Commons[edit]

More to come!