Email: nmhs@newmarkethistoricalsociety.org

PROGRAMS

The New Market Historical Society meets at 7:00 pm the fourth Thursday of March, May, July and September as well as the third Thursday in November. The July meeting is a "potluck" picnic held at a local site of historical importance. The meetings are usually held in the New Market Town Council Chambers at 9418 John Sevier Rd. in New Market, Virginia 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 are "free".


Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 7:00 • New Market Town Council Chambers

Shenandoah Justice: A History of Shenandoah County Courts Presented by Judge Dennis L. Hupp (Retired)

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. He will be speaking on why the courts have been an important part of our county’s history since the beginning.
Guests are invited.

 

Thursday, May 28, 2023 - 7:00 • New Market Town Council Chambers

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier presented by Philip Bilger

Quicksburg author, Philip Bigler, will share his two-year research for his book Tomb of the Unknown Solider: A Century of Honor, 1921-2021. He was historian at Arlington National Cemetery in the 1980s.
Guests are invited.


Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 6:30 • Campus of the Seventh Day Adventist Facility

“POTLUCK” Picnic - tour of Seventh Day Adventist Campus

The Campus of the Seventh Day Adventist Facility anchors west New Market and will be the site of this year’s “potluck” picnic. Since the school is out for the summer, after our picnic we will tour buildings and hear about Academy life.
Guests are invited.

 

Thursday, 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’s family goes back to the Revolutionary War. Rev. Johnson has a passion for talking about that War in our Shenandoah County when the United States independence was declared in 1774.
Guests are invited.


Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 7:00 • New Market Town Council Chambers

Lucy Frances Simms presented by Dale MacAllister

Author Dale MacAllister will present the legacy of Mrs. Lucy F. Simms, former slave and educator who lived in Harrisonburg and taught over 1,800 students from three generations of families. His biography is titled Lucy Frances Simms - From Slavery to Revered Public Service.
Guests are invited.

 
 
 
 
  • New Market Town Hall

    9418 John Sevier Road.

    Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held in the Town Council Chamber 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.

  • PROGRAMS for 2021

    We are actively seeking programs for our 2021 meetings. Program content is unlimited as long as it carries a "history" theme and is not limited to local, New Market, Shenandoah Valley, and Virginia areas.