I've been looking closely at this postcard of Laura and John Rockefeller arriving in Cleveland to spend time at their...Read More
In recent weeks I have been posting a number of items associated with George Washington's Mount Vernon. It's a place...Read More
Civil War, George Washington, Fairfax Street, Potomac River, Native Americans, Torpedo Factory, Post Card, Carlyle House, John Carlyle, General Edward Braddock, Mercy Street, Mansion House, James Green, French & Indian War, Fort Duquesne, Sally Fairfax, Cameron Street, Places
From the French and Indian War to the American Revolution to the Civil War and in modern times, Carlyle House has been...Read More
Alexandria, VA, 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, Places
It's been 68 years since there was waterfront dining on the Potomac River in Alexandria. Given this opening, I should...Read More
Alexandria, VA, 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, Places, Things
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
This building still exists at 824 King Street although you might never notice it or recognize it. My office was in the...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, Places
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.