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Established in 2007

The New Market Historical Society, Inc (NMHS) encourages the discovery and preservation of historical homes, buildings and other significant sites along with pictures, 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 January dinner meeting are "free".

We hope you will make plans to attend one of our meetings.



001 Terry Heder, Director of Interpretation and Communications for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation(SVBF), addresses the attendees at our March 27 meeting at the Lee-Jackson Building (Hotel), the SVBF headquarters. Terry and Janice Hannah, Donor Relations Manager, shared their knowledge of the history of the Lee-Jackson Building then detailed the SVBF's current programs, future programs, and future plans for the Lee-Jackson.

Additional information about the SVBF 's programs can be found at their website by
clicking here.



May 22nd 7:30 PM New Market Town Council Chambers
“The French and lndian War in Shenandoah County:
Life on the lnner Frontier, 1752-1766” - Presented by Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has done extensive research on what life was like during the French and Indian Wars in the Shenandoah Valley. This struggle took place before the Revolutionary War and went on for so many years. Little is written about how it affected the lives of the people in Shenandoah County. We will learn more about what was going on in the valley and those first settlers.


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We meet in the New Market Town Hall at 9418 John Sevier Rd, New Market

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