Visit History

 Founded in 1957, YCHS offers two locations preserving and sharing the history of Yamhill County

 

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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 Research

 

Researching Yamhill County history? Visit our research library in Lafayette. Our online materials will give you an idea of what we offer

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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. NOTE: We will be closed Nov. 21-24 and Dec. 25-29. We will also be closed the month of January for cleaning and organizing.

 
 

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.

 

Events

 

Special Events

Handmade Holidays Bazaar 2018

Join us at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center for our 9th Annual Handmade Holidays! Great gifts from over 50 vendors and local artists, silent auction, decorated tree auction, music, ...

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Join us at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center for our 9th Annual Handmade Holidays! Great gifts from over 50 vendors and local artists, silent auction, decorated tree auction, music, food and more! Free admission with food donation for YCAP. Donations to YCHS gladly accepted. Facebook Event Page
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