Embargo! Trouble at the Port of Alexandria

213 years ago, the year was 1807, Thomas Jefferson was president, Alexandria was in D.C., not Virginia, as many as 40...

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Love in Alexandria, A Love Letter — As Challenging Today as 1868?

It's February, the month of love. 

One hundred and fifty-three years ago, this February, one broken-hearted soul wrote...

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Early 1800s Order From The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

Here is yet another historic Alexandria document from the OurHistoryMuseum collection full of mysteries. This document...

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1825 Letter to Bushrod Washington at Mt. Vernon From Nephew

After Martha Washington's death, Bushrod Washington inherited Mount Vernon from his uncle George Washington and most of...

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1865 Letter: Detailed Description of Steamship Journey to Mount Vernon

Here is one of my favorite items in the OurHistoryMuseum collection. When this June 1, 1865 letter was written, America...

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