The year was 1789, and it was an eventful year. The first presidential election had just been held, and after a...Read More
Alexandria, Virginia, Mount Vernon, Potomac River, George Mason, Christ Church, Gadsby's Tavern, George Washington Masonic Memorial, Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Carlyle House, Alexandria Academy, Washington Street, Hunting Towers, Bridgeyard, Hunting Creek, Old Club Restaurant, Gunston Hall, Broomilaw Point, Ramsey House, Pohick Church
For 40 years, the Old Club Restaurant operated at 555 S. Washington St. at the corner of Gibbon Street. It is...Read More
Alexandria, Virginia, Mount Vernon, Photograph, Potomac River, Prince Street, Post Card, Steamer Macalester, Waterfront Dining, Old Dominion Boat Club, The Strand, Beachcombers Restaurant, Alexandria Motor Boat Club
It's been 68 years since there was waterfront dining on the Potomac River in Alexandria. Given this opening, I...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
In 1881, Charles Neale was a senior at the Alexandria Academy, and he apparently was a good student. So much so, in...Read More
The Washington Brewery operated from 1890 to 1919 at the corner of 4th & E streets in NE Washington, DC. It was...Read More
Mount Vernon, Potomac River, Hotel, Episcopal Seminary, George Mason Hotel, George Mason, Christ Church, Gadsby's Tavern, Post Card, George Washington Masonic Memorial, Marshall House, Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Carlyle House, Lloyd House, Alexandria Academy, Elisha Dick, James Craik, Friendship Firehouse, Arlington House
Civil War, Alexandria, Virginia, Mount Vernon, Fort Washington, Potomac River, Native Americans, Washington, D.C., Colonial Beach, Virginia, Fort Hunt, Fort Humphreys, Majestic Steamship, Stratford, Captain John Smith, Lord Fairfax, Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, Episcopal Seminary, Torpedo Factory
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 summer 2021. In the meantime, sign up for our blog or follow OHM on social media (both below) 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.