#Martha100

On September 2nd, 2014, the day after the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, the Smithsonian Libraries (@SILibraries), National Museum of Natural History (@NMNH) and Biodiversity Heritage Library (@BioDivLibrary) hosted a twitterchat in honor of Martha.

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  1. Folks from around the twitterverse were encouraged to contribute and ask questions via #Martha100. The chat featured Helen James, Curator in Charge of the Division of Birds at NMNH and Martin Kalfatovic, program director of BHL, who contributed for their respective organizations.
  2. Promotion:
  3. At 2pm EST we kicked off the chat:
  4. Questions, answers and discussion started rolling. 
  5. Martha and the passenger pigeon:
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