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 7:30 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 - September 22
    New Market Remembers
    growing up in the sixties

    Join us for the fourth year of our series "New Market Remembers" . This year's panel will be headed by NMHS prior President, current President-elect, and SJHS '66 graduate Danny Rice.

    The panel of 4 will try to paint a picture of what growing up in the New Market area during the sixties was like. Join us as a spectator or to participate in the panel's presentation.

    Guests are invited!       SEE YOU THERE!

  • Last Meeting - May 26
    White House Tour and Picnic
    the White House Farm Foundation

    Chris Anderson, Director of the White House Farm Fundation, addresses a group of NMHS members and guests at the NMHS 2016 picnic meeting. The group, braving extremely threatening skies, is pictured behind the White House, built as a residence & Mennonite meeting house in 1760 by Martin Kauffman II.

    After an extremely informative presentation on the history of the White House and a brief tour of the lower floor of the house the group moved to the barn where they enjoyed a "potluck picnic".

    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.