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 - March 23, 2023 - 7:00
    New Market Town Council Chambers
    A History of Shenandoah County Courts
    presented by Judge Dennis L. Hupp (Ret.)

    Judge Dennis L. Hupp (Retired), a native of Shenandoah County, served 26 years on the bench and retired from Virginia’s 26th Judicial Circuit Court in 2018. At the center of any county’s history there exists a legal structure whose laws have morphed and evolved over hundreds of years. Shenandoah County, currently celebrating its 250th anniversary, finds itself to be no different. And even though 250 years is a significant timeline to explain in one presentation, Judge Hupp says that he will attempt the feat during this meeting. He will be speaking on why the courts have been an important part of our county’s history since the beginning.

    Guests are invited.

  • Last Meeting - November 17, 2022
    New Market Town Council Chambers
    Tracing your Civil War Ancestors
    presented by Nicholas Picerno

    Nicholas Picerno, Chairman of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, spoke on tracing Civil War ancestors. He demonstrated the on-line resources available for conducting Civil War genealogies as well as explain how archives and historical societies can assist with ancestor research. Nick is shown in the photo above actually conducted on-line research for some of the 25 attendees. Extremely interesting what information is available out there on the internet if you just know where to look. Nick certainly helped us in this area.

    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.