Civil War, George Washington, Prince Street, Robert E. Lee, South Alfred St., Queen St., Martha Washington, Oronoco Street, Columbus Street, Peabody School, Lee School for girls, Washington School for boys, Hallowell school, Princess Street, Snowden School, Prince Street School
Originally called Fairfax Parish, Alexandria Church, or "the church in the woods" because it was on the outskirts of...Read More
Alexandria, Virginia, George Washington, Vowell-Smith house, Alexandria, D.C., Robert E. Lee, George French, Fredericksburg, John Vowell, Anne French, William Thornton Alexander, Lucy Alexander, Lee Street, Water Street, Wilkes Street, Francis Smith, John Wellford, William Wright, Jacob Cox
The year was 1809, James Madison had been president for just a few months, Alexandria was still part of D.C.,...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
In 1881, Charles Neale was a senior at the Alexandria Academy, and he apparently was a good student. So much so, in...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.