Visit History

 

Yamhill Valley
Heritage Center

 See antique farm equipment, and other vehicles, and talk with folks who have operated much of the equipment.

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Historic
Lafayette Site

Located in historic Lafayette, Oregon, the YCHS Museum and Research Library consists of two buildings: the Poling Memorial Church and the Miller Log Cabin.

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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.

 
 

Publications

The Yamhill County Historical Society's Museum has a large selection of historical books for all ages available for purchase.

 

Educational Programs

Schools and students are invited to experience history at our museum in McMinnville. The Hutchcroft School is a one room schoolhouse from the Yamhill area that was moved 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

Farm Fest and Plowing Competition

Saturday, April 8, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Farm Fest will be held at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center and will include the largest draft animal plowing competition in the Pacific ...

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Saturday, April 8, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 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 old time farming as 20+ teams of draft horses and mules compete in a plowing competition. Blacksmith, sawmill horse drawn exhibits, farm demos, food, music, Pioneer ...

Fathers’ Day at the Heritage Center

Celebrate Father’s Day with tours of the museum, special exhibits and refreshments. Free admission, donations to YCHS gladly accepted.

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Celebrate Father’s Day with tours of the museum, special exhibits and refreshments. Free admission, donations to YCHS gladly accepted.

Harvest Fest 2017

Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20 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, ...

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Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20 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. Harvest Fest 2017 poster ...

Vintage Baseball Game

Come join us and root for the McMinnville Gristmillers as they play ball using the rules from 1890!

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Come join us and root for the McMinnville Gristmillers as they play ball using the rules from 1890!
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