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My hope in posting this 1932 souvenir edition Alexandria Gazette is that you will be transported back 90 years to the...Read More
I frequently write about George Washington, especially as we get closer to his February 22nd birthday. Articles like...Read More
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In recent weeks I have been posting a number of items associated with George Washington's Mount Vernon. It's a place...Read More
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It may be hard to imagine, but there was a time when people would vacation on the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.Read More
It was June 1800, and the country was still very much in mourning after George Washington's death six months before....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 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.