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 - January 26, 2017
at New Market Fire & Rescue
the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers
with music by the Mutton Busters
Our annual dinner meeting will be held at the New Market Fire and Rescue on January 26, 2017 with a dinner buffet starting at 6:30. The Program features the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose main goal is to raise money for battlefield preservation by demonstrating, teaching and enjoying early American dance.
After a brief talk about the history and etiquette of 1800's dancing they will demonstrate dances and will invite the audience to join them.
This event has all the ingredients for a very enjoyable evening.
Last Meeting - November 17
The Great Cattle Drives of
the Wild West (Virginia)
Nancy Sorrells, pictured above, was the presenter at our November 17 meeting. The evening started with a brief business meeting conducted by President Dean Clatterbuck, featuring the election of officers for 2017. Program Director Jim Douglas then introduced Nancy who co-authored a book entitled Virginia's Cattle Story: The First Four Centuries.
Nancy began with the arrival of cattle from the British Isles landing in Jamestown in 1620, the cows then adapting to feeding off of the grasses available in Virginia, and ending with their current day source of dairy and meat products.
Nancy knowledge and enthusiasm made for a very interesting 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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