A unique museum exists in Alexandria, Virginia, that many people have never visited, and when it reopens in the fall...Read More
It's 1838, just after Christmas, the Potomac River was frozen solid, and William Coates sat down to pen a letter to...Read More
Alexandria, Virginia, Georgetown, D.C., Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, Steamer Defiance, Campbell's Soup, C.H. Schaaff, Ryon & Earnshaw, Manifest, William Ford, Camden, NJ, Joseph Campbell, G. Wm. Ramsay
These days, we don't think about our groceries coming from other parts of the U.S. by ship because mostly that...Read More
Alexandria, Virginia, Mount Vernon, Potomac River, George Mason, Christ Church, Gadsby's Tavern, George Washington Masonic Memorial, Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Carlyle House, Alexandria Academy, Washington Street, Hunting Towers, Bridgeyard, Hunting Creek, Old Club Restaurant, Gunston Hall, Broomilaw Point, Ramsey House, Pohick Church
For 40 years, the Old Club Restaurant operated at 555 S. Washington St. at the corner of Gibbon Street. It is...Read More
Alexandria, Virginia, Franklin Street, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, King Street, Union Street, Thomas Perry, Henry Baader & Sons, James F. Carlin, Worth Hulfish, J. Robert Baker, J.T. & J.G. Beckham, Globe Mills, W. Clifton Cunningham, Patrick Street, William F. Roat, R.H. Horner, John P. Agnew, Schooner John F. Kranz, Jno. W. Emmert, B. Wheatly
Nothing reflects the story of a town better than its everyday businesses. If you can trace the purchases from those...Read More
I'm a sucker for a love story with a happy ending. I think I'm a fairly unconventional guy in this and many regards....Read More
Originally called Fairfax Parish, Alexandria Church, or "the church in the woods" because it was on the outskirts of...Read More
Let me start by saying there is nothing particularly memorable about this 1841 letter.
Charlotte, of Alexandria,...Read More
Alexandria, Virginia, George Washington, Vowell-Smith house, Alexandria, D.C., Robert E. Lee, George French, Fredericksburg, John Vowell, Anne French, William Thornton Alexander, Lucy Alexander, Lee Street, Water Street, Wilkes Street, Francis Smith, John Wellford, William Wright, Jacob Cox
The year was 1809, James Madison had been president for just a few months, Alexandria was still part of D.C.,...Read More
The 1951 brochure below reads, "At Hunting Towers you no longer have to go far to 'get away from it all.' The quiet...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.