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.

2015 NMHS Bus Trip to Washington DC - November 5 - click HERE for complete details

  • Next Meeting - November 19
    What Makes a Virginia Quilt?

    Neva Hart is a retired professional quilt appraiser who spends her time independently researching Virginia's quilt history. Over 4500 quilts have been analyzed by volunteers of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. The state's documentation project conducted in the late 1980's and again in 2013-15 have examined and recorded information about quilt makers' lives, their quilts, where the quilts were made, and the heritage of the makers and their work. With a slide show Ms. Hart will show how different regions of the state have developed different motifs. Our Shenandoah Valley motifs include flyflots, frakturs, tulips, and birds. Have those early motifs carried over into the 20th and 21st century?

    You will not only learn more about quilts, you will learn how to define a Virginia quilt and a lot about Virginia history.

    This meeting is open to the general public.

  • Last Meeting
    New Market Remembers - Local Churches

    Our September meeting featured presentations detailing the history of two of our local churches.

    The Rev. Brent Hockema, pictured on the left above, has been the pastor at Smith Creek Regular Baptist Church since June 1, 2008. Brent shared the history of the church since its beginning in 1756.

    Richard Harkness, member of Manor Memorial United Methodist Church, pictured on the right, explained the growth of the New Market Methodist Episcopal Church founded about 1832 to the present day "United" Methodist Church.

    The evening concluded with refreshments and much conversation among the 35 attendees.

    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.