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Ford's Theatre Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Ford's Theatre
At the April 2019 Ford's Theatre Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, the group photo

Join us at Ford's Theatre to help improve and create Wikipedia articles related to Lincoln's assassination. There were nearly 2,000 witnesses and thousands of other individuals whose responses to the assassination provide a rich illustration of a country reeling from unprecedented tragedy. This edit-a-thon will focus on bringing some of those stories to light.

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary. Training will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Snacks will be provided.

Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing


Tuesday, April 16, 2019 5PM-8PM


Ford's Theatre
Check in at Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership
514 10th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004


Register here with Eventbrite'

Please sign in[edit]

This is for use on the day of the event.
1) Select 'Sign in'
2) Scroll down on the page that follows and click 'Publish changes' or 'Save changes'.
Your username will automatically be added to the list of attendees.


Ford's Theatre Edit-a-thon Slides 2019

Safe Space Policy[edit]

Wikimedia Projects[edit]

Wikipedia Policies[edit]

Quick Editing Tips[edit]

Tools, Resources and WikiProjects[edit]


TO AVOID EDITING THE SAME ARTICLES AS OTHER ATTENDEES, please use the Etherpad link below to share what you are currently editing. Remember to type 'Done' or 'Finished' when you are through making changes. REMEMBER TO PUBLISH (SAVE) OFTEN.

Etherpad - Ford's Theatre Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Suggested Article Work List[edit]

About the Article Assessment Quality Scale

For Creation






Useful Sources[edit]

[4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

  1. ^ "Mary Henry: Eyewitness to the Civil War".
  2. ^ "Mary Henry Diary Entries, April 1865, Death of President Lincoln".
  3. ^ "Mary Henry Diary".
  4. ^ Ford's Theatre: Lincoln Assassination
  5. ^ Ford's Theatre: Lincoln's Death
  6. ^ Ford's Theatre: Investigating the Assassination
  7. ^ Remembering Lincoln: Reactions to the Lincoln Assassination
  8. ^ Ford's Theatre Blog



  • Wikis: commons.wikimedia and en.wikipedia
  • Start date: 2019-04-16 16:00 (America/New York)
  • End date: 2019-04-16 20:00
Bytes changed Edits Uploaded files in use Uploaded files New editors Pages created Views to pages created Pages improved Avg. daily views to pages improved Unique pages with uploaded files Avg. daily views to uploaded files Participants Retention after 7 days
7,747 25 0 4 3 0 0 11 1,056 0 0 11 3

Images uploaded[edit]