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 - November 17
    The Great Cattle Drives of
    the Wild West (Virginia)
    Presented by Nancy Sorrells

    Although not indigenous to Virginia or even North America, by the early 1630s, cattle were so numerous in the Virginia colony that they were being exported. Learn the story about cattle in Virginia, and especially the story of cattle in the Shenandoah Valley. If you think the great cattle drives of America started in America's Wild West, well, you are right. But that was in the early 1700s when the "wild west" meant anything beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains. This UDDERly MOO-ving program will be presented by Nancy Sorrells.
    There will also be a brief business meeting to elect 2017 officers.

    Guests are invited!       SEE YOU THERE!

  • Last Meeting - September 21
    New Market Remembers
    growing up in the sixties

    President Dean Clatterbuck welcomes the audience of about 50 people who attended our annual "New Market Remembers" meeting. This year's topic, "growing up in the sixties", was presented via a slide show showing the town of New Market as it existed in the 60's featuring the hangouts and haunts of the teenagers of that time. Danny Rice led the panel of Lynda Estep and Jeryl Sellers who acted as the tour guides through the slideshow with frequent help from audience members.
    I am sure all who attended had a very enjoyable reminiscent evening.

    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.