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 Saturday 10 to 3
Thanks to our volunteers who attended Volunteer Appreciation Night on
May 12. We thank you and the many others who help make the Yamhill
County Historical Society a place where “history comes alive!”
MILITARY DISPLAY AT HERITAGE CENTER
NOW THROUGH JULY 4
collection of military items from the Civil War through World War II
are on display through July 4 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, at
11275 SW Durham Lane, McMinnville. The display includes:
letters and postcards (one of the newspapers “The Daily Citizen”
published on July 2, 1863, is printed on wall paper)
- Uniforms and helmets
art” painted by Fred Hayner, a friend of YCHS member Theresa
Berthelsdorf’s late husband, Richard. Fred served in England during
WWII and was the painter for he and Richard’s squadron of P-51s and
P-38s. Fred was known as “Hayner the Painter”. Fred would paint some
of Richard’s P-51 parts for him using the images he painted during the
equipment from this period of time, including a hearse manufactured in
1900 by the United States Carriage Co., monument style with 8 Corinthian
columns, and full-size replica of a military caisson (used for funerals
in the East)