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 Annual Picnic Meeting
    July 25 - 6:30 • Luray Valley Museum
    Luray Caverns, Luray, Va

    Following a "potluck" picnic beginning at 6:30 you will begin your visit to the Luray Valley Museum in the Stonyman building which houses historic items from pre-contact native peoples to life in the bustling 1920s. You then continue by visiting the seven-acre recreation of a small 19th century farming community including the Hamburg Regular School, the Elk Run Dunkard Church, and much more. We thank Rod Graves for his kind invitation to visit this unique museum.
    Bring a potluck dish, (one of your "good" ones), and serving utensils.
    NMHS will provide paper plates, napkins, cups, plasticware, sweet iced tea and bottled water. Guests are invited.

  • Genealogy: It's not your grandmother's hobby anymore! presented by Shannon Combs-Bennett

    This program was scheduled to be presented on May 24 but due to an unfortunate family emergency Shannon was unable to attend. She did prepare a video so that the presentation could proceed but technical difficulties resulted in a less than satisfactory showing. So, with Shannon's permission, we are offering the video presentation, the Powerpoint slideshow and the handout for you to view online.

    click here for Video presentation
    click here for Powerpoint slides
    click here for the handout

    We thank Shannon and wish her well with her family situation.

    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.