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
One-hundred sixty years ago today, 1,000 U.S. soldiers marched into Alexandria, Virginia, before dawn. Abraham...Read More
Civil War, Alexandria, VA, Mount Vernon, Fort Washington, Potomac River, Native Americans, Washington, D.C., Colonial Beach, VA, Fort Hunt, Fort Humphreys, Majestic Steamship, Stratford, Captain John Smith, Lord Fairfax, Col. Elmer Ellsworth, Episcopal Seminary, Torpedo Factory, Places, Things
In 1922 the Majestic Steamship would ferry passengers between Washington D.C. and the resort town of Colonial Beach,...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.