Heurich House Museum to host a DC Beer History Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
The Heurich House Museum and Wikimedia DC will co-host a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focusing on DC’s beer history on August 22nd from 12-2pm at the museum to celebrate DC Beer Week.
During the edit-a-thon event, attendees will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to this history of beer in Washington, DC.
Representatives from Wikimedia DC and the Heurich House Museum will be on site to assist with the editing process as well as provide information and resources about Washington, DC’s beer history.
As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about the history of beer in the United States. Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that individuals can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at http://bit.ly/DCBWWiki.
About Heurich House Museum: The Heurich House Museum preserves the legacy of Christian Heurich and enriches the cultural life of Washington, DC. The mansion was built from 1892-94 by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (1842-1945). Recognized as Washington, D.C.’s most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. until his death at 102. The mansion is notable for its technological innovations, original interiors, and rich archival collection of one of the most important local families. The museum, located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue in Dupont Circle, is open for regular public events and public tours Thursday through Saturday at 11:30 am, 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Private tours and event rentals are also available. For more information, visit heurichhouse.org or call 202-429-1894.