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 - May 28 7:30
    Shenandoah Valley Apples

    In his presentation on Shenandoah Valley Apples, Scott Jost will read from the oral histories of apple growers who live and work in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge regions of Virginia and show color photographs of their orchards and workplaces. The presentation will place Virginia's apple industry in historical context and include stories about the process of collecting oral histories and making photographs for the book.
    Scott's talk will be followed with a book signing and conversation.

    This meeting will be held in the New Market Town Council Chambers and is open to the general public.

  • Last Meeting
    The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!

    On Thursday evening, March 26, Harrisonburg author Greg Owen extended the theme examined by Otto Bettman in his classic 1974 book "The Good Old Days - They Were Terrible". Greg guided about 40 guests through 55 slides depicting life in the Shenandoah Valley during the post civil war era, 1865-1900. He explained why the "good old days" were only good for a privileged few and unrelentingly hard for most valley residents.

    It was an enlightening evening with a good time had by all.

    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.