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 28
John R. Rose
Our annual dinner meeting will be held at the New Market Quality Inn on January 28, 2016 with a dinner buffet starting at 6:30. Our Program will feature John Rose, the editorial cartoonist for the Byrd Newspapers of Virginia and also the artist behind the pen that draws the nationally syndicated comic strip Barney Google and Snuffy Smith.
Mr. Rose promises to give us some insights into the world of editorial cartoons and their impact. We will also look at the antics of the citizens who live in Hootin' Holler. He will also have copies of his latest collection of Barney Google and Snuffy Smith strips and copies of his editorial cartoon collection, NOW THIS IS WHERE I DRAW THE LINE, that he will be happy to sign and personalize.
So come join us for an evening of good food, good fun, good fellowship and an all around bodacious good time!
Complete details will be available soon.
What Makes a Virginia Quilt?
Our November meeting featured Neva Hart, a retired quilt appraiser who spends her time researching Virginia's Quilt History.
Through the use of slides, she showed how different regions of the state of Virginia have developed different motifs. She explained how to identify Virginia quilts and quilts made in our own Shenandoah Valley. She also detailed how local history can be uncovered by examining the contents and style of each quilt. Those attending will benefit from her experience and should be able to identify a locally made quilt.
The evening ended with refreshments and much conversation among the 25 attendees.
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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