Visit History

 Founded in 1957, YCHS offers two locations preserving and sharing the history of Yamhill County

 

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.

 
 

History Resources

There are many resources available for researching Yamhill County history. Discover local museums, archives, and many online resources

 

Educational Programs

Schools and students are invited to experience history at our museum in McMinnville. The Hutchcroft School was moved from near Yamhill 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.

 

Events

 

Special Events

4th Sundays at the Heritage Center - Live Music

Music & Dancing - Danceable listening music from years gone by. Live Music by Joe Justin and Janet Kay    

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Vintage Base Ball

Base Ball game played using rules from the 1800's

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Base Ball game played using rules from the 1800's

Treasures in the Attic

Quilt Show, Appraisal Faire, Vintage Market, 120+ quilts on display, Appraisal faire, Vintage & collectible vendors, Antique equipment, Food, Music & More$5 admission Have you seen Sunbonnet ...

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Quilt Show, Appraisal Faire, Vintage Market, 120+ quilts on display, Appraisal faire, Vintage & collectible vendors, Antique equipment, Food, Music & More$5 admission Have you seen Sunbonnet Sue? As part of the Treasures in the Attic event on September 15, we will have a special display featuring Sunbonnet Sue quilts.  If you have one that you’d like to have displayed, please ...

A Night at the Museum

Special Halloween Tour of the Museum

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Special Halloween Tour of the Museum

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