As a part of Wikiconference North America, which was a pre-conference to Wikimania 2017 in Montreal, there was a Scan-a-thon at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.  Wikimedians and new volunteers worked with staff at BAnQ to scan documents, upload high resolution TIFF files to Wikimedia Commons, and add metadata. Tours were also given by BAnQ to see their "New France" archives, which contain genealogical records not just for French Canadians, but for territories before the Louisiana Purchase was made in 1803.
DC Beer Week Edit-a-thon
Wikimedia DC had an editathon at Heurich House Museum, which is a private museum often called the Brewmaster's Castle. The event was one of the signature events of D.C. Beer Week, and saw more than a dozen participants, including scholars, historians and museum studies majors in the DC area.
Black Lunch Table/Brooklyn Hip Hop
There was a Black Lunch Table/Brooklyn Hip Hop meetup on August 20 at the Brooklyn Public LIbrary's Central Library branch.
National Book Festival 2017
At the annual D.C. National Book Festival, hosted by the Library of Congress, more authors' photos were taken by User:Slowking4.
DACA defenders 2017
Local D.C. chapter folks covered the demonstrations about the DACA rescission by adding photos to Commons.
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