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.
Next Meeting - July 28
PICNIC - Tour 5:15 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.
Join us beside the historic White House for a "potluck" picnic. Carpools will leave Manor Memorial United Methodist Church gravel parking lot on the east side of John Sevier Road at 4:45 PM.
Bring a potluck dish, serving utensils, bug spray and chairs. NMHS will provide paper plates, napkins, cups, plasticware, sweet iced tea and bottled water.
Drive east on 211 toward Luray - turn left on Kauffman's Mill Road immediately after crossing the Shenandoah River then follow the signs to parking.
Guests are invited! SEE YOU THERE!
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.
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.
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