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 7:00 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 15 - 7:00
    New Market Town Council Chambers
    Tracing your Civil War ancestors
    presented by Nicholas Picerno

    Nicholas Picerno is Chairman of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. Picerno will speak on tracing your Civil War ancestors. He will demonstrate on-line resources for conducting Civil War genealogies as well as explain how archives and historical societies can assist with ancestor research.
    If you had an ancestor who served in the Civil War, particularly your Confederate ancestor, have his name and regiment ready and Picerno will reveal his Civil War history.

    Guests are invited.

  • Last Meeting - September 27
    New Market Town Council Chamber
    Petroglyphs in Virginia presented by Jack Hranicky

    About 30 people braved the constant rain to attend the September NMHS meeting to hear about Virginia Rockart sites from Virginia's rockart expert Jack Hranisky. Jack spent most of the evening discussing local rockart sites Paintlick Mountain in Tazewell County, Spout Run in Clarke County, and Short Mountain located near Mt. Jackson. The Short Mountain site is estimated to date around 1400AD. Jack also passed around a rock tool estimated to be about 20,000 years old.
    Jack's informative and entertaining presentation was thoroughly enjoyed by his audience.

    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.