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 7:00 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 22 - 7:00
    New Market Town Council Chambers
    The New Market Spitzer Longrifle

    The New Market Historical Society (NMHS) will hold their March Meeting on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm in the New Market Town Council Chambers. John Adamson will present a brief history of New Market gunsmith Henry Spitzer and his sons, Charles and William. A number of antique Spitzer long rifles from Adamson's personnel collection and the collections of Frank Kobilis and Burt Sours will be displayed.

    The public will have an opportunity to examine Spitzer rifles up close and discuss the history of these antique firearms with the collectors. This display is a rare chance for the public to see a great collection of 200 year old hand-made rifles in the town of their origin.

    Guests are invited!

  • Last Meeting - January 25, 2018
    Old Time String Band Americana
    performed by Kevin Smith & Arden Clark

    About 75 people attended our annual dinner meeting at the New Market Community Center on January 25, 2018. After a delicious buffet served by Rutz's BBQ and Catering we were treated to an excellent program by musicians Arden Clark and Kevin Smith. Concentrating on the music of Stephen Foster, Daniel Emmett, A.P. Carter and even Johnny Horton just to name a few, the songs were introduced by sharing a story or anecdote prior to its performance. Many songs were presented as a singalong with the audience joining in.
    This was an extremely enjoyable evening.

    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.