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 26 - 7:00 New Market Town Council Chambers

Burning of the Valley - presented by Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

In 1864, a new kind of warfare came to the Valley. That fall, Gen. Philip Sheridan's Union army embarked on "The Burning," a systematic two-week campaign to neutralize the Shenandoah Valley's role as the "Breadbasket of the Confederacy." Thousands of mills, barns, and farm buildings were put to the torch, stores of grain and livestock were destroyed or confiscated, and livelihoods were turned to ash.
This program will look back on those events.

Guests are invited.

Thursday, November 21 - 7:00 New Market Town Council Chambers

Civil War Medicine presented by Jake Wynn, Director of Interpretation, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick Md

The Civil War came at a time when there were very few advancements in terms of medicine and the treatment of injuries and ailments. Although medications and methods of treating injuries were in their infancy, the weapons of war were advancing. As a result, this created problems when it came to saving the lives of soldiers. Severe infections were also common and hindered treatment and the healing process. Because the overall living environment of the soldier was unsanitary disease also ran rampant. When it came to the death of Civil War soldiers, illness was twice as likely to be the culprit versus an injury sustained in battle.
This program will look at some of these challenges that faced medicine during the American Civil War.
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 2018

    We are actively seeking programs for our 2018 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.