Alexandria, Virginia, has the nation's largest birthday celebration for George Washington — and has for a long time....Read More
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It's been 68 years since there was waterfront dining on the Potomac River in Alexandria. Given this opening, I should...Read More
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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
In the first days of the Civil War, Alexandria, Virginia, was almost immediately seized by Union troops without a...Read More
This building still exists at 824 King Street although you might never notice it or recognize it. My office was in the...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 early 2022. 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 — 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.