Civil War, Alexandria, VA, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Photograph, Potomac River, Majestic Steamship, Col. Elmer Ellsworth, George Mason Hotel, Christ Church, Marshall House, King Street, Slavery, Gibson & Timberman, L'Ouverture Hospital, Waterfront Dining, Beachcombers Restaurant, Mansion House, Arlon Atherton, Susie Caldwell, Shipping, James Jackson, Private Francis Brownell, Franklin & Armfield, Price, Birch and Co., Lee School for girls, Hallowell School, Snowden School, Prince Street School, Alexandria Slave Pen, Freedom House Museum, Constant Austin, Things
Not too long ago, the entire Alexandria, Virginia waterfront was devoted to industrial uses, not condos, restaurants,...Read More
Civil War, Battery Rogers, Vowell-Smith house, Potomac River, George Mason Hotel, George Washington Masonic Memorial, Carlyle House, Gibson & Timberman, L'Ouverture Hospital, Waterfront Dining, Beachcombers Restaurant, Mansion House, Things
There have been more than 6,000 visits to the OurHistoryMuseum blog since we launched it in December. Collectively, we...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
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.