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 7:00 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.

  • Dinner Meeting • January 23, 6:30
    Manor Memorial Methodist Church
    "Soundtrack to the Settling of America"
    presented by the Frontier Culture Museum

    The evening will begin with a buffet dinner in Farrow Hall at the Manor Memorial Methodist Church, 9320 N Congress St, New Market. The caterer will be announced soon. We will then move into the church's Sanctuary where we will explore early America's musical heritage through live performance with the Frontier Culture Museum's own musicians. Listen and learn as the musicians reveal the wide-ranging cultural influences that blended together to form the music of early American. Learn the songs and dances of our ancestors.
    Guests are invited! See you there!

    Dinner details available soon.

  • Last Meeting November 21, 7:00
    New Market Town Council Chamber
    Civil War Medicine - presented by Jake Wynn
    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Pictured above is Jake Wynn, Director of Interpretation for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick Maryland, addressing the attendees at our November 21 meeting.
    Jake presented a thoroughly informative presentation with numerous surprise tidbits of information beyond what was expected. Medicine at the time of the Civil War was not prepared for demands thrust upon it by the war. Jake stated that it is estimated that 90% of the surgeons had never seen a gunshot wound but yet 94% of the injuries incurred by the soldiers were gunshot wounds. Also, modern day triage techniques are based on the evolution of those procedures developed by the ambulance corps during the civil war.
    Another intersting evening.
    Click HERE to visit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine Web site.

    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.