Visit History

 

Yamhill Valley
Heritage Center

See antique farm, logging, and other historical equipment. Learn about the stories behind them from our knowledgeable docents.

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Historic
Lafayette Site

Located in historic Lafayette, the YCHS Museum and Research Library holds thousands of artifacts and historic documents. 

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Driving
Directions

With two locations hosting a wealth of information, come visit the Heritage Center in McMinnville and the Research Library and Museum in Lafayette.

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Research and Learn

 

Research Library

Our research library is housed in the Miller Log Museum located at 605 Market Street in Lafayette, Oregon and is open Wed., Fri. and Sat. from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 
 

Publications

The Yamhill County Historical Society's Museum has a large selection of historical books for all ages available for purchase.

 

Educational Programs

Schools and students are invited to experience history at our museum in McMinnville. The Hutchcroft School is a one room schoolhouse from the Yamhill area that was moved to the Heritage Center to show what classes were like during the late 1800s. Each May and October, hundreds of volunteers gather to let students learn first hand what life was like for kids back in the “Pioneer Days”. Our hands-on activities let everyone experience life from 130 years ago.

 

News and Events

 

Special Events

Special 3rd Sunday at the Heritage Center - Live Music

Special 3rd Sunday Performance Live Music performance by Joe Justin and Janet Kay.  MUSIC & DANCING - "Danceable listening music from years gone by" - Dale Turner.  $7 for adults, ...

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Special 3rd Sunday Performance Live Music performance by Joe Justin and Janet Kay.  MUSIC & DANCING - "Danceable listening music from years gone by" - Dale Turner.  $7 for adults, kids under 12 get in FREE

Marge Owens Retirement Open House

Come celebrate Margie Owens retirement after many years of service at the Lafayette Site. Refreshments will be served. 

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Oregon's Birthday Celebration

Experience Oregon's Journey from Territory to Statehood! YCHS invites you to tour exhibits showcasing pioneer life as Oregon became a state, experience a 3D pictorial adventure, and partake in birthday ...

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Experience Oregon's Journey from Territory to Statehood! YCHS invites you to tour exhibits showcasing pioneer life as Oregon became a state, experience a 3D pictorial adventure, and partake in birthday cake and punch. Donations accepted.

Farm Fest and Plowing Competition

Farm Fest will be held at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center and will include the largest draft animal plowing competition in the Pacific Northwest! Experience old time farming as 20+ ...

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Farm Fest will be held at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center and will include the largest draft animal plowing competition in the Pacific Northwest! Experience old time farming as 20+ teams of draft horses and mules compete in a plowing competition. Blacksmith, sawmill horse drawn exhibits, farm demos, food, music, Pioneer Kids’ activities & more! $8 ...
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