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.

 
 

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.

 

News and 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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Yamhill County's 175th Anniversary

Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the establishment of Yamhill County with special displays and activities 10-4 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center

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Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the establishment of Yamhill County with special displays and activities 10-4 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center

Harvest Fest

Harvest Fest will be held at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. Enjoy old-time harvesting of the oat field using antique farm equipment and draft animals. Blacksmith, sawmill, steam ...

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Harvest Fest will be held at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. Enjoy old-time harvesting of the oat field using antique farm equipment and draft animals. Blacksmith, sawmill, steam engine, stagecoach, Pioneer Kids’ activities, food, music, exhibits & more! $8 admission; kids 6 and under free.  

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

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