Constant Austin was a slight man. I imagine that his unique name once made him popular as a bartender in New York...Read More
Hidden away in plain sight in Alexandria, Virginia, sits one of the most historically significant buildings in...Read More
Civil War, George Washington, Prince Street, Robert E. Lee, South Alfred St., Queen St., Martha Washington, Oronoco Street, Columbus Street, Peabody School, Lee School for girls, Washington School for boys, Hallowell school, Princess Street, Snowden School, Prince Street School
One-hundred sixty years ago today, 1,000 U.S. soldiers marched into Alexandria, Virginia, before dawn. Abraham...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
Civil War, Battery Rogers, Vowell-Smith house, Potomac River, George Mason Hotel, George Washington Masonic Memorial, Carlyle House, Gibson & Timberman, L'Ouverture Hospital, Waterfront Dining, Beachcombers Restaurant, Mansion House
There have been more than 6,000 visits to the OurHistoryMuseum blog since we launched it in December. Collectively,...Read More
Civil War, George Washington, Fairfax Street, Potomac River, Native Americans, Torpedo Factory, Post Card, Carlyle House, John Carlyle, General Edward Braddock, Mercy Street, Mansion House, James Green, French & Indian War, Fort Duquesne, Sally Fairfax, Cameron Street
From the French and Indian War to the American Revolution to the Civil War and in modern times, Carlyle House has...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.