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 - September 27 - 7:00
    New Market Town Council Chambers
    Petroglyphs in Virginia presented by Jack Hranicky

    Petroglyphs are rock carvings made by pecking directly on the rock surface using a stone chisel and a hammerstone. Petroglyphs are found world-wide, and are often (but not always) associated with prehistoric peoples. There are 17 known rockart sites in Virginia. Jack Hranicky is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA). During his forty-year career his scholarship has focused on the Paleo-Indian period and, in particular, stone tools and rock art. He has published more than 200 scholarly papers and 32 books.

    Guests are invited.

  • Last Meeting - July 26 - 7:00
    Clinedinst/Crim House, New Market
    Annual Picnic Meeting

    The picture above shows some of the group attending our annual picnic - waiting for the dinner bell. This year's event was held at the Crim/Clinedist home in New Market which is owned by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation(SVBF). Its CEO, Keven Walker, hosted the event and presented talks about the history of the home, then led a tour of several of the rooms featuring the authentic period furnishings. The current and future plans of SVBF for the home and the New Market area were also presented. The large 50+ group enjoyed a great meal and informative entertaining talks and tour.

    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.