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 - November 16, 2017 - 7:00
    New Market Town Council Chambers
    In This Land: The Lyndhurst Saga
    a film presented by Greg Owen

    Camp Sherando Lake was occupied during the depression by the Civilian Conservations Corps who helped build the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. Abandoned in 1942 with the call-up of men for the armed services, the camp was reopened in August 1944 as Camp Lyndhurst and became a compound for the prisoners of war. This documentary will be introduced by Greg Owen with a questions and answers session after viewing the film.

    Guests are invited! See you there!

  • Last Meeting - September 28, 2017
    Native Peoples of the
    early contact period in the Valley
    presented by Dr. Carole Nash

    Pictured above is Dr. Carole Nash addressing the 40+ guests attending our September 28 meeting. Dr. Nash thoroughly entertained the group with a presentation detailing the Indian presence in the Shenandoah Valley into the 18th century. She also spent time describing the local Quicksburg Archaeological site and the characteristics of the "Indian Mounds" unique to the Valley.
    An extremely informative and enjoyable evening was had by all.

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  • 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.