Civil War, Alexandria, VA, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Photograph, Potomac River, Majestic Steamship, Col. Elmer Ellsworth, George Mason Hotel, Christ Church, Marshall House, King Street, Slavery, Gibson & Timberman, L'Ouverture Hospital, Waterfront Dining, Beachcombers Restaurant, Mansion House, Arlon Atherton, Susie Caldwell, Shipping, James Jackson, Private Francis Brownell, Franklin & Armfield, Price, Birch and Co., Lee School for girls, Hallowell School, Snowden School, Prince Street School, Alexandria Slave Pen, Freedom House Museum, Constant Austin, Things
Alexandria, VA, Torpedo Factory, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Columbus Street, People, Places, Things, Arthur Hollman, Irene Ingram, Bashford Lane, Abington Lane, Evanston, IL, War Rationing, Warner Brothers, World War I, World War II
There was a time when the United States was aligned in purpose, thought, and action. War ration booklets of World...Read More
A Northern Army soldier, Samuel Carter, was recovering from illness and injury in an Alexandria, Virginia Civil War...Read More
Alexandria, VA, George Washington, Philadelphia, PA, London Coffee House, Andrew Clow, Buchan Patton, South Front Street, George Augustine Washington, Harriet Washington, Liverpool, People, Places, Things
The year was 1790, George Washington delivered the first State of The Union address, and the Supreme Court met for...Read More
Hidden away in plain sight in Alexandria, Virginia, sits one of the most historically significant buildings in...Read More
In recent weeks I have been posting a number of items associated with George Washington's Mount Vernon. It's a place...Read More
Alexandria, VA, Mount Vernon, Steamship, Fort Washington, Potomac River, Washington, D.C., Colonial Beach, VA, Fort Hunt, Fort Humphreys, Christ Church, Indian Head, MD, Gunston Hall, Baltimore and Virginia Steamboat Co., Pocahontas, Leonardtown, MD, War of 1812, Kinsale, VA, St. Mary's, MD, Glymont, MD, Port Tobacco, MD, Popes Creek, Yeocomico River, Rappahannock River, Patuxent River, Piankatank River, Places, Things
It may be hard to imagine, but there was a time when people would vacation on the Potomac River and the Chesapeake...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 early 2022. In the meantime, sign up for our blog or follow OHM on social media (both at the bottom of this page) 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.