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
The Alexandria Fire Department traces its roots back to 1774 when George Washington helped found the fire department as...Read More
One-hundred sixty years ago today, 1,000 U.S. soldiers marched into Alexandria, Virginia, before dawn. Abraham...Read More
Alexandria, VA, Mount Vernon, Washington, D.C., Marshall House, Washington Brewery Co., Steamer Macalester, The River Queen, Indian Head, MD, Mount Vernon Electric Railway, Collingwood, Places, Things
The Washington Brewery operated from 1890 to 1919 at the corner of 4th & E streets in NE Washington, DC. It was...Read More
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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 soon. 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 — its 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 soon. We are producing a prototype, and our first test market will be Alexandria Virginia, our hometown. But this is just a start.