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 - July 23
    Annual Picnic at Endless Caverns

    This year we will visit one of the areas oldest caverns, Endless Caverns, discovered on October 1, 1879. We have scheduled a unique tour of the caverns with a special NMHS price of $10 per person. That tour will begin at 5:00 o'clock and will finish in time for the "potluck" picnic which will begin at 6:30. You can attend the picnic without taking the tour. Later that evening we will hear about the history of the caverns from a local expert.
    So bring your yummiest "potluck" dish wih serving utensils and join us for a fun summer evening.

    Guests are always welcome.

  • Last Meeting
    Shenandoah Valley Apples

    Scott Jost, associate professor of art at Bridgewater College, answers a question during the Q & A session after his presentation on Thursday evening, May 28. Scott read from the oral histories of apple growers who live and work in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge regions of Virginia. His presentation also included color photographs of the apple growers' orchards and workplaces. Scott also placed Virginia's apple industry in historical context and shared stories about the process of collecting oral histories and making photographs for his book Shenandoah Valley Apples.

    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.