The condominium building at 603 Queen St. in Alexandria, Virginia, has an interesting and varied history. This...Read More
The Alexandria Fire Department traces its roots back to 1774 when George Washington helped found the fire department...Read More
It was June 1800, and the country was still very much in mourning after George Washington's death six months before....Read More
As the Civil War churned on, in 1864, Private John M. Lovejoy stopped briefly in Alexandria to write a letter to his...Read More
The caption written on the photo reads, "the only fatality." I believe that it is intended to be sarcastic to point...Read More
OurHistoryMuseum is a crowdsourced and virtual history museum that anyone can contribute to. We are prototyping with our hometown first — Alexandria, Virginia. The app will be available nationally in summer 2021. In the meantime, sign up for our blog or follow OHM on social media (both below) to keep updated.
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Our mission is to save history — it's preservation via digitization. We hope to capture images of old postcards, transcribe old letters, and make all photographs available for browsing. Our entire museum is virtual. Our app will be available for download sometime in the summer of 2021. We are producing a prototype, and our first test market will be Alexandria Virginia, our hometown. But this is just a start.