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 7:30 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 26 7:30
    The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!

    Harrisonburg author Greg Owen extends the theme examined by Otto Bettman in his classic 1974 book by the same title, discarding the rose colored glasses and taking a look at the history of our area in the years 1865-1900. Presentation will include a PowerPoint slideshow showing many buildings and places that are familiar to valley residents.

    This meeting will be held in the New Market Town Council Chambers and is open to the general public.

  • Last Meeting
    Dinner and a Movie

    The above scene from "Field of Lost Shoes" depicts the VMI cadets marching to battle in New Market. On Thursday evening, January 22, 94 guests attended the NMHS "Dinner and A Movie" event at the Quality Inn in New Market. After a delicious buffet and short business meeting the guests viewed the 2014 film "Field of Lost Shoes". The film follows 7 VMI cadets on their journey to the Battle of New Market and their actions on the actual field of lost shoes. It was an enjoyable evening and a good time 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.