Email: nmhs@newmarkethistoricalsociety.org

WELCOME to New Market VIRGINIA!

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.

  • Next Meeting - March 28, 2019 - 7:00
    New Market Town Council Chamber
    Mosby and Special Operations Forces
    presented by Eric Buckland

    Eric Buckland will give a presentation entitled "Mosby and Special Operations Forces." His talk will focus on the many similarities that exist between the tactics, techniques and procedures used by the famed Mosby's Rangers during the Civil War and today's United States Special Operations Forces, especially the Army's Special Forces ("Green Berets").

    Buckland is the author of several books about some of the men who rode with Mosby's Rangers. During his talk, he will provide compelling and entertaining stories about the individuals and the combat actions of Mosby's Rangers to demonstrate the connection between the unconventional warriors of over one hundred and fifty years ago and today.

    Guests are invited!


  • Last Meeting - January 24, 2019
    New Market Community Center
    Dinner and a Movie - SHENANDOAH


    A good crowd braved the dropping temperatures to begin the evening with a delicious buffer prepared and presented by Rutz's BBQ and Catering. The New Market Community Center's Gym was divided into a "cafe" on the right and a "movie thater" on the left.
    After a brief business meeting the group moved fom their dinner seats to their movie seats to watch the 1965 Civil War era movie SHENANDOAH starring James Stewart.

    Pictured above shows the group finding their "movie" seats in the theater side of the gym.

    Another enjoyable evening at a NMHS event.


    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.