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

    We inherit DNA from our parents. This genetic material defines our physical characteristics but can also be used to understand our heritage and to connect family lineages. Dr. Butler's presentation will review what can and cannot be done with DNA testing and review the basics of genetic markers used today in genetic genealogy tests by companies such as Ancestry, FamilyTree DNA, and 23andMe.
    Dr. Butler is a leading expert on forensic DNA profiling.

    Guests are invited! See you there!

  • Last Meeting - March 23, 2017
    Blue Ridge Heritage Project

    The Blue Ridge Heritage Project is a grassroots effort to create monuments and related displays that will tell the story of the people of the Blue Ridge Mountains and to honor the sacrifices they made so that the Shenandoah National Park could be established. Project founder Bill Henry, pictured above addressing the NMHS audience, described how his experiences in the park led to the discovery of its relatively unknown remarkable history.

    Visit the Blue Ridge Heritage Project's web site at

    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.