Welcome to the Yamhill County Historical Society & Museum's website! 

 Step Back in Time . . . Explore Local History . . . Enjoy Your Visit . . . 


  The museum in Lafayette is open 10 to 4, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. 

The Heritage Center is open 10 to 3  Saturday.



The list of Yamhill County Historical Society events continues to grow.

See the latest list of events for 2016 on our Events Page 





The Yamhill County Historical Society is seeking an independent contractor to act as Events & Rentals Coordinator.  The Society puts on numerous events at its museums.  Two are quite large and the job will necessitate organizing, marketing, volunteer recruitment, coordination with other committees, set-up, clean-up, and supervision of the events.  The Society also allows its space at the Heritage Center to be rented by outside groups.  Consequently, the job will include marketing, signing up and monitoring the rentals.

While events and rental use are the priorities and principal focus of the job, it may also include keeping the Society website updated, seeking grants for operations and development as well as expanding membership and revenue. The Coordinator will report to the Board of Directors, but must be a self-starter, well organized, good with people, talented in PR, plus willing to handle the customary paperwork for what is becoming a growing 501(c)(3) entity.  It is not anticipated it will be a full time job with regular hours since by its nature hours will spike in the Spring and late Summer for the two largest events.

Compensation is negotiable, but as a charitable organization, the Society has a limited amount of liquid assets and the applicant will be expected to assist in raising the necessary funds.

E-mail president@yamhillcountyhistory.org 

or write Attn: C.Hillestad - President, Yamhill County Historical Society, PO Box 9, McMinnville, OR 97128






Heritage Bricks and the Flag Monument

Imagine a new brick pathway inviting visitors to the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. Your name, your family's name, or an honored loved one's name can become a part of Yamhill County history. These engraved Heritage Bricks will be incorporated into various architectural projects, such as walkways, walls, and the base of a flag pole already erected at the Heritage Center. For a donation of $100, your brick will be engraved to your specifications and become a permanent part of the Heritage Center, creating an amazing tribute to our ancestors, town fathers, loved ones and Yamhill County families. With your donations, you partner with us in building the future of our society. See the Order Form for details.





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