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 28, 2023 - 7:00
    New Market Town Council Chambers
    Abel Johnston - Liberty Man
    presented by Rev. Larry Johnson

    Warren County’s Retired Rev. Larry Johnson is the Great(x4) Grandson of a Revolutionary War Soldier and family who goes back to the Revolutionary War. Portraying Abel Johnston, Rev. Johnson presents some history about that War in our Shenandoah County when the United States independence was declared in 1776.
    Guests are invited.

  • Last Meeting - July 27, 2023
    Seventh Day Adventist Fellowship Hall
    Annual Pot Luck Picnic
    presentaion by Rev. Buz Menhardt

    The evening started with about 30 attendees enjoying an indoor "potluck" picnic. This was even more enjoyable considering the high 90 degree temperatures outside. After eating, the group received a presentation by Rev,. Buz Menhardt who detailed the history of the school. The Academy was started by the gift of 42+ acres in 1905 from Charles Zirkle to the Virginia Conference of Seventh Day Adventists. He wanted to have a school built for Adventist youth education. Two years later construction began on the school which so far has had approximately 5,500 graduates. The presentation was followed by a tour of some of the buildings.
    A very enjoyable, and cool, evening was had by all.

    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.