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Time Activity
 10:15 a.m. Welcome and introductions
 10:30 - 11:30 Laurel Historical Society tour and brief talk (Lindsey)
 11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
 12:00 - 12:30 Wikipedia tutorial (Dominic)
 12:30 - 4:00 EDITING



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

Due to the limited space and catering, please RSVP in advance if possible.

Do I have to be a Wikipedia editor already?

No, this event is open to everyone, even beginners.

What will I get for my efforts?

All participants will receive a barn star!

What happens if I get hungry?

Lunch may be provided, stay tuned.

What should I bring?

  • A laptop
  • Photo ID for security

Can I leave early?

Of course! We don't lock anyone in. We hope that you will be able to stay for some of the afternoon editathon!

How can I get to Laurel from D.C. or Baltimore?

We have attendees coming from DC by car who have volunteered to help transport anyone who needs a ride. Please note when signing up if you need to carpool.

Add your own questions here

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  1. Dominic·t 17:01, 6 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Abram Fox
  3. econterms (talk) 23:05, 14 November 2013 (UTC) -- happy to come if I can get a lift there and back. I can get to any metro stop.[reply]
  4. Djembayz - (afternoon)
  5. Harej (talk) 00:17, 16 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  6. I have a car that seats five, albeit uncomfortably. --Fran Rogers (talk) 02:27, 16 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Megan Everett
  8. Andrew Kuchling (talk) 17:13, 16 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Kirill [talk] 23:02, 8 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Geraldshields11 (talk) 16:14, 11 September 2013 (UTC) I will need a laptop.[reply]
  3. (talk) 20:45, 9 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Fuzheado | Talk 15:29, 11 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Participating remotely




To do list


Potential new articles:

Existing articles:


  1. ^ "Laurel, A Mill Town First: Patuxent Manufacturing Cotton and Avondale Mill". Laurel Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  2. ^ Vaughn, Clara H (2012-02-20). "Laurel: Mill superintendent's diaries reveal everyday life in 19th-century Laurel". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  3. ^ "Plan of Mill Property of Laurel Mill at Laurel". Maryland State Archives, Prince George's County Circuit Court, Land Survey, Subdivision, and Condominium Plats. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  4. ^ "Iron Production: Maryland's Industrial Past - The Iron Making Process Marker". HMdb.org, The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  5. ^ "Pig Point: Star Spangled Banner Historical Trail". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  6. ^ "Patuxent Iron". Maryland Daily Photo. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  7. ^ Park, John R (2002). Maryland mining heritage guide: including Delaware and the District of Columbia. Miami, Fla.: Stonerose Pub. Co. ISBN 978-0-970669-72-8.
  8. ^ "About Laurel leader. (Laurel, MD) 1981-current". Chronicling America « Library of Congress. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  9. ^ Dzwonchyk, Melanie (2012-03-28). "Laurel: Mississippi paper Laurel Leader-Call to cease publication". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  10. ^ "Nicholas Snowden , MSA SC 3520-13735". Archives of Maryland (Biographical Series). Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  11. ^ "LYNCHED BY TEN NEGROES. - NICHOLAS SNOWDEN HANGED BY MEN OF HIS OWN COLOR". New York Times. 1885-09-19. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  12. ^ Battle Lines: Prince Georges County in the Civil War (PDF), retrieved 2013-11-16
  13. ^ "St. Mary of the Mills Parish". Explore Laurel Maryland. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  14. ^ "History". Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  15. ^ "Laurel Cotton Mill and Dam Marker". HMdb.org, The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  16. ^ "Laurel, A Mill Town First: Patuxent Manufacturing Cotton and Avondale Mill". Laurel Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  17. ^ "Lieut Nicholas W. Snowden (1828 - 1862) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  18. ^ "Nicholas Snowden (1786 - 1831) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  19. ^ "About Laurel/History of Laurel". City of Laurel, Maryland. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  20. ^ Okparanta, Chidinma (2011-01-20). "Laurel museum awarded grant to improve artifact storage". Gazette.net. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  21. ^ "Montpelier Mansion reopens for visitors after structural restoration project". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  22. ^ Moran, Catlin (2010-02-18). "Museum photo exhibit compares life in Laurel in 1910, 2010". Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  23. ^ Meyer, Eugene L (1997-07-24). "Presenting a Picture Of the Past in Laurel; Resident's Photographs Chronicle Life Before World War I". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  24. ^ "Snow Hill Manor History". Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  25. ^ Mitchell, Caroline (2009-08-27). "Maryland Court of Appeals Releases Decision on Laurel Park Slots Case". Slots.CD. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  26. ^ "Laurel Park". Washington Post. 2008-08-10. Retrieved 2013-11-16.




Laurel Historical Society resources


Books on Laurel and Prince George's County

  • Denny, George D (1997). Proud past, promising future : cities and towns in Prince George's County, Maryland. Brentwood, MD: G.D. Denny, Jr. OCLC 37713413.
  • Bucklee, Sally Mitchell (2001). A church and its village: St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, Maryland. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press. OCLC 48085398.

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