The year was 1789, and it was an eventful year. The first presidential election had just been held, and after a...Read More
Originally called Fairfax Parish, Alexandria Church, or "the church in the woods" because it was on the outskirts of...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
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
Alexandria, Virginia, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Photograph, Christ Church, Post Card, Carlyle House, Arlington House, Robert E. Lee, James Monroe, St. John's Church, Norfolk & Southern Railroad, Lawrence Washington, Charlottesville, VA, Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, Natural Bridge, Old Point Comfort, VA, Monitor & Merrimac, St. Paul's Church (Norfolk), Elks National Home, Weyers Cave
Prior to the introduction of the smartphone, I think most of us (over 40) had sent or received one of these at some...Read More
Alexandria was George Washington's hometown in many ways. He helped create the town, he helped layout its streets,...Read More
Like many others who live (or have lived) in Alexandria, my Facebook memories, IG memories, and iPhone memories have...Read More
By design, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial dominates the Alexandria skyline and can be seen from...Read More
When this document was written, the British had just surrendered to America a year and a half before, George...Read More
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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.