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 - March 31
From the Rhine to the Shenandoah
In the Shenandoah Valley, many settlers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were German-speaking immigrants from various political entities of the Rhineland, especially Alsace, the Palatinate, and several Swiss cantons. They brought with them a unique culture that left a permanent imprint on the Shenandoah and made major contributions to the development of a new "American" culture. With Dr. Daniel Bly we will explore several basic questions about these people: who were they, and why did they leave their European homelands? Why did they choose to settle in the Shenandoah Valley? What is the legacy of the early German pioneers here in the Shenandoah?
Guests are invited!
What Makes a Virginia Quilt?
On Thursday evening, January 28, after a delicious buffet dinner, 75 guests were treated to a look at the world of cartooning by John Rose, pictured above
describing the work behind one of his editorial cartoons. During his presentation he walked the group through the Clinton, Bush and Obama years by displaying editorial cartoons published during their administration and the thoughts behind the creation of each one.
He also shared some cartoons on current presidential candidates.
John is also the artist behind the Snuffy Smith/Barney Google cartoons and shared some of those character drawings with details behind the work involved in drawing a newspaper comic strip.
It was an extremely interesting and enjoyable evening.
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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