Tours

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There will be some organized tour opportunities (led by volunteers) during the preconference (or possibly main conference or Sunday).

National Archives

The National Archives, as seen from Constitution Avenue during GLAMcamp DC

Official Wikimania partner, the United States National Archives (NARA), located on the National Mall in a historic neoclassical building, is home to the original signed copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, as well as millons of documents from American history and a Wikipedian in Residence. The National Archives—the site of WikiXDC and GLAMcamp DC—has given special tours to Wikimedians several times before. There will be a tour of the scanning and conservation lab, a rotunda tour, and a "virtual" tour (a chance to see real documents, but they will be brought out to a conference room for a talk by a NARA archivist, rather than a tour group being brought into the stacks).

If you would be interested in attending, please sign below.

2 p.m., Tuesday, July 10: Conservation lab tour

Behind-the-scenes tour of the National Archives Photographic Imaging Lab and Document Conservation Laboratory located in the historic Archives building in Washington DC. The Document Conservation Laboratory is responsible for conservation activities which contribute to the prolonged usable life of records in their original format. The Photographic Imaging Lab creates digital and hard copy products to assure access to NARA’s still photograph, text-based and object/artifact collections. The tour is capped at 20 members; meet at the tour entrance of the National Archives (on Constitution Ave); meet at the security on the researcher entrance (Pennsylvania Ave) and be sure to bring photo ID for a visitor pass.
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  6. Multichill (talk) 03:15, 4 July 2012 (UTC) Not going to make it I'm afraid. I gave my place to Dan. Multichill (talk) 17:06, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
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  22. --Vince (talk) 04:06, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  23. Racso (talk) 17:45, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  24. User:Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington/Anirudh

11 a.m., Friday, July 13: "Not So Boring After All: Surprising Visual Images In Correspondence Files of Federal Agencies"

The records of the National Archives include thousands of series of correspondence files, consisting of billions of pages of documents. Despite their reputation for being dull collections of letters, memoranda, charts and graphs, they often include suprisingly striking visual images. This presentation will provide an overview of these documents, give you tips on where to look for them, and talk about how people have used them to tell and illustrate stories. Presenter Kenneth Heger, a senior supervisory archivist and published historian, will have real documents from the National Archives' holdings on hand for display. Meet at the tour entrance of the National Archives (on Constitution Ave).
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National Archives rotunda

1 p.m. onward, Wednesday, July 11: Rotunda tour

The National Archives Rotunda is the institution's centerpiece exhibit. It houses the Charters of Freedom—the original signed copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights—as well an early exemplification of the Magna Carta. On this tour, a guide will take participants through the rotunda, giving an history and description of its contents. Meet at the tour entrance of the National Archives (on Constitution Ave).
  1. Deror avi (talk) 00:52, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  2. MartinPoulter (talk) 01:26, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  3. (talk) 09:36, 10 July 2012 (UTC) This seems too good to miss out on.
  4. Bence 23:54, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Congressional Cemetery

Grave of General Alexander Macomb at the Congressional Cemetery

6 p.m, Tuesday, July 10 at the Cemetery gates (or see below)

Tour the the final resting place of some of the America's greatest leaders, or at least of some of the best known U.S. Congressmen. Burial monuments or cenotaphs at the Cemetery include those of President John Quincy Adams, VP and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Elbridge Gerry, a Supreme Court Justice, over 200 congressmen, photographer Mathew Brady, John Phillip Sousa, J. Edgar Hoover and Leonard Matlovich.

Bring your smart phone and scan the QRpedia codes, as the Cemetery has been transformed into The world's largest outdoor encyclopedia of American History. The tour will be led by the Cemetery's Program Director Rebecca Roberts and last about 50 minutes.

Meet at the entrance of the Marvin Center at GWU at 5 pm, or at the GWU metro at 5:15. We'll take the Blue or Orange metro lines to the Potomac Metro Station, leaving there at 5:45. A 3 block walk to the northeast along Potomac Street will bring us to the Cemetery gates.

If you are interested in attending, please sign below.

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  2. Aude (talk) 23:18, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
  3. Shujenchang (talk) 00:23, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
  4. Rehman (talk) 12:03, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
  5. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:23, 2 July 2012 (UTC) - Happy to answer Qs about QRpedia in the UK, as we walk.
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  7. Marcio De Assis (talk) 18:35, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
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  10. Manuel de Sousa (talk) 18:53, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
  11. Benoit Rochon (talk) 22:23, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
  12. John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 22:22, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
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  15. Peter Talk
  16. einarspetz
  17. Racso (talk) 17:44, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  18. Jakob Hammarbäck (WMSE) (talk) 20:20, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  19. Magioladitis (talk) 03:00, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

United States Capitol

Tour the United States Capitol and grounds. There will be a guided tour of the United States Capitol building, including the Rotunda, Crypt of the Capitol, National Statuary Hall, (if possible) the House and Senate galleries, and the Capitol Visitor Center’s Exhibition Hall.

10:15 a.m., Tuesday July 10th meet at the Capitol Visitor Center (or meet 9:30 a.m. in lobby of Marvin Center)

Nearest Metro station is Capitol South, the same as the Library of Congress.

If you are interested in attending, please sign below.

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  11. Manuel de Sousa (talk) 18:46, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
  12. anon wikimedian. 09:27, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
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  23. --Vale maio (talk) 04:45, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
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  25. --Daria Cybulska (talk) 11:33, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  26. Magioladitis (talk) 03:00, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

9:00 am, Wednesday morning, July 11th meet at the Capitol Visitor Center (or meet 8:15 a.m. in lobby of Marvin Center)

If you are interested in attending, please sign below.

  1. Ruslik (talk) 12:43, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
  2. Shujenchang (talk) 00:24, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
  3. --Planemad (talk) 05:08, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
  4. Lodewijk (talk) 03:14, 4 July 2012 (UTC) - how long does it take? Will we be back in time for the WALRUS meeting?
    probably not back in time. Tour takes at least an hour I think and then takes time to get back to the venue. WALRUS meeting is at 11am. Aude (talk) 03:32, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
  5. Bejinhan (talk) 06:07, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
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  7. Benoit Rochon (talk) 22:18, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
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  11. Mrs Smallbones (talk) 19:46, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  12. --Rangilo Gujarati (talk) 03:35, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
  13. Oz750 (talk) 03:37, 11 July 2012 (UTC)- Will arrive Capitol visitor center directly.
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Georgetown (walking tour)

After the education program meetup on Friday at Saylor's offices, we can take you on an informal walking tour around the historic Georgetown neighborhood, see where John F. Kennedy used to live, see the C&O Canal, the Exorcist steps, stop by Georgetown Cupcake (maybe, depending on the lines), and end up at a pub.

When
  • Friday, July 13, meet at 7:30pm or so at the Saylor offices, 1000 Wisconsin Ave NW
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  2. Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 14:14, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
  3. Ruslik (talk) 19:05, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
  4. --Vince (talk) 03:54, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  5. Racso (talk) 17:45, 10 July 2012 (UTC) - Probably
  6. Bejinhan (talk) 20:04, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  7. Daria Cybulska (talk) 12:05, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
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