EMail: nmhs@newmarkethistoricalsociety.org

PROGRAMS

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 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 except for our January dinner meeting are "free".

You can view programs scheduled by other area historical organizations by clicking HERE.


 

Thursday, 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 rockrt 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.


Thursday, November 15 - 7:00 New Market Town Council Chambers

Tracing your Civil War ancestors presented by Nicholas Picerno

Nicholas Picerno is Chairman of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. Picerno will speak on tracing your Civil War ancestors. He will demonstrate on-line resources for conducting Civil War genealogies as well as explain how archives and historical societies can assist with ancestor research.
If you had an ancestor who served in the Civil War, particularly your Confederate ancestor, have his name and regiment ready and Picerno will reveal his Civil War history.

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 2019

    We are actively seeking programs for our 2019 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.