The New Market Historical Society, Inc. (NMHS) is a non-profit organization that encourages the discovery and preservation of historical homes, buildings and other significant sites along with pictures and documents related to the New Market area. The Town of New Market has been listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places since 1972. There are 40 pre-Civil War buildings in the town.
The New Market Historical Society begins the year with its annual dinner meeting on the 4th Thursday in January. It then meets at 7:30 pm the fourth Thursday of March, May, July and September as well as the third Thursday in November. The meetings are usually held in the New Market Town Council Chambers on John Sevier Rd. in New Market although sometimes we meet at nearby historic locations.
Speakers discuss topics of local historical interest and refreshments are provided. Our meetings are open to the general public and except for our annual dinner meeting, meetings are "free".

We hope you will make plans to attend one of our meetings.

1843 Neff Quilt Homecoming Event

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 11am-3pm
Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse
103 N. Main St., Woodstock, VA

The event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the Shenandoah County Historical Society.

Further details about this quilt can be read by clicking HERE.

  • Next Meeting - July 28
    PICNIC - Tour 5:00 Picnic 6:30
    the White House Farm Foundation

    The White House Farm is very significant to Page County history being located within the original 5,000 acre land grant which became the first European settlement in the Shenandoah Valley. The brick farmhouse was built in 1890 and has been restored, complete with faux painting of exotic hardwoods on cupboards, steps and baseboards. This popular practice in the Victorian era lent an air of sophistication to homes of the time.
    Join us for a tour of the farm followed by a 'potluck' picnic.
    Guests are invited!

  • Last Meeting - May 26
    Shenandoah Valley Minstrels

    Well, you picked the wrong night to miss a NMHS meeting. The Shenandoah Valley Minstrels put on quite a show. The 7 member group, formed in 2009, entertained our 35 guests with songs from the civil war/Victorian era. Each song, introduced by a different group member, provided details as to the author, popularity, and any background information as to its purpose or influence. The hour and a half show was extremely well received and I guarantee that we will ask the Shenandoah Valley Minstrels for a return visit.

    Meeting Archives

  • New Market Town Hall

    9418 John Sevier Road.

    Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held in the Town Council Chambers at the New Market Town Hall.

  • Directions to Town Hall

    You can get driving directions to Town Hall from any location using Google Maps by clicking the map above.

  • What's in a logo?

    Our logo deserves a little more than a passing glance at the top of the page. It was designed by Jean Caggiano, a charter member of NMHS. In case you never thought about the lines under our name in the logo, watch the transformation above to see what it represents.
    Thanks again Jean.