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 - July 27, 2017
    Annual Potluck Picnic Meeting
    Virginia Museum of the Civil War & New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

    At 5:15 PM Site Director Troy Marshall will share his prospective about the ties between the town of New Market and the Battle of New Market during the Civil War up to the present day. Then a 6:30 "potluck" picnic followed by a tour the grounds on your own and/or Hall of Valor with insights from Troy. There is no admission fee for NMHS members and guests that evening. Join us as we rediscover events that happened and are still happening so close to home.

    Guests are invited! See you there!

  • Last Meeting - May 25, 2017
    Genetic Genealogy: What Can DNA Testing Tell Me About My Ancestry?presented by Dr. John Butler

    Pictured above is Dr. John Butler, a leading expert on forensic DNA profiling, helping the 40+ attendees to understand the question - What Can DNA Testing Tell Me About My Ancestry? After a brief introduction to the science of DNA and DNA testing, Dr. Butler explained the different tests available by genealogy services companies. The most important point learned was to detertmine the question you want answered first, then find the DNA test that will assist in answering that question. We certainly appreciate Dr. Butler visiting us from his home in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

    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.