Yamhill County Historical Society 2016 Events

   

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YCHS MONTHLY MEETINGS

2nd Sunday of the Month except for May

General monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month, September— April.

Potluck starts at 1:30pm and the meeting/speaker/presentation starts at 2:30pm.

Special Volunteer Appreciation meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30pm. 

 

 


 

YAMHILL SWCD ANNUAL NATIVE PLANT SALE

Thursday, February 4, 9am-6pm

Friday, February 5, 9am-6pm

Saturday, February 6, 9am-3pm

The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District’s Annual Native Plant Sale will be

held at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center

Come on over and buy some native plants.

  



CELEBRATE OREGON’S BIRTHDAY

Saturday, February 13, 1pm—4pm

Come celebrate Oregon’s birthday at the Lafayette Museum.

Tour the historic Poling Memorial Church and Miller Log Cabin,

view exhibits specially created to showcase life as Oregon became a state.

Free birthday cake and punch.

Free admission with food donation for YCAP.

Donations to YCHS gladly accepted.

 



FARM FEST & PLOWING COMPETITION

Saturday, April 9, 10am-4pm

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 oldtime farming as 20+ teams of draft horses and mules

compete in a plowing competition.

Blacksmith, sawmill horsedrawn exhibits, farm demos, food, music,

Pioneer Kids’ activities & more!

$5admission; kids 12 and under free. 

 


FARM FEST “AGRICULTURE IN ART”

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Saturday, April 9, 10am-4pm

 

CALL TO PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR FARM FEST “AGRICULTURE IN ART”

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Farm Fest to be held April 9, 2016 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, McMinnville, will include an “Agriculture in Art” photography contest in conjunction with the plowing competition and other activities.

Agriculture in Art” is a photography competition hosted by the Yamhill Valley Camera Club displaying photos in four categories: 

  (1) people

  (2) animals

  (3) agriculture/farm

  (4) agriculture/winery   

Student, amateur and professional artists are invited to submit their photography.   All photography must be taken of subjects in Yamhill Valley and the surrounding area. 

Minimum image size is 8”x10”, with overall size of the entry including matting and/or mounting not to exceed 16”x20.”  

For more details and registration information, go to www.yamhillcountyhistory.org or contact Art Show Coordinator Steve Singleton at 971-237-9314 or stv.sngltn@gmail.com.

 Click to download the complete rules

 


 

FATHER’S DAY AT THE HERITAGE CENTER

Sunday, June 19, 1pm—4pm

Celebrate Father’s Day with tours of the museum, special exhibits and refreshments.

Free admission, donations to YCHS gladly accepted

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GARDEN PARTY

Saturday, June 25, 1pm—4pm

Join us at the Lafayette Museum for a Garden Party. Wear your best hat and

enjoy an afternoon of croquet on the lawn!

Tours of the museum, refreshments and a hat contest.

Free admission, donations to YCHS gladly accepted.

 


 

HARVEST FEST

Saturday, August 13, 10am—4pm

Sunday, August 14, noon—4pm

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!

$5 admission; kids 12 and under free.

 


 

TREASURES IN THE ATTIC

Saturday, September 17, 10am—5pm

Come enjoy our Treasures in the Attic Quilt Show, Appraisal Faire & Vintage

Market at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center.

Over 100 quilts on display from the YCHS collection and local quilt guilds,

appraisal faire (YCHS version of “Antiques Roadshow”), vintage and collectible

vendors, food, music and more!

$5 admission.

 



A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: HALLOWEEN TOUR

Monday, October 31, 5pm—7pm

Trick or treat at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center where “history comes alive!”

Not super scary, but kids need to be accompanied by adults.

Free admission with food donation for YCAP.

Donations to YCHS gladly accepted.

 


 

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS BAZAAR

Saturday, December 3, 10am—5pm

Sunday, December 4, noon-4pm

Join us at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center for our 7th Annual Handmade

Holidays! Great gifts from over 50 vendors and local artists,

silent auction, Santa’s Walk, decorated tree auction, music, food and more!

Free admission with food donation for YCAP.

Donations to YCHS gladly accepted.

 


 

STAY TUNED for more information on YCHS

participation at summer events and Ag shows around the area!

If you have questions about YCHS events, an idea for a new

event, or if you would like to join the Activities & Events

Committee or any of its subcommittees, 

please contact Pam Watts (503) 434-0490 

 

 

 

 


 

 

To learn more about current events call 503.864.2308.

Or E-mail us at info@yamhillcountyhistory.org