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Calling all Wikipedia enthusiasts, long-time Queens residents and history lovers.

The Queens Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at Jamaica’s Queens Library-Central, at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica, on December 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Through the event, the Queens Library hopes to better represent more of the prominent people and places in Queens history on Wikipedia, a widely-used online reference.

Anyone from Queens who would like to help is welcome to drop by at any point during the event. Participants are invited to bring photographs, letters or family records, which library staff can help scan.

The following topics are of special interest at the Edit-A-Thon: Richard George and the Beachside Bungalow Association; former Queens Councilmember Julia Harrison; Emil Lucev, Far Rockaway historian; photographer Frederick Weber; the Women’s Industrial Service League, an organization based in Far Rockaway; The Store Front Museum; local historian Robert Friedrich; photographer Eugene Armbruster; The Parsons Family of Murray Hill; LIRR historian and photographer Ron Ziel; the Long Island Daily Press; and the Sunnyside Gardens Arena.

 

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