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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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.

 
 

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

4th Sundays at the Heritage Center - Live Music

Music & Dancing - Danceable listening music from years gone by. Live Music by Joe Justin and Janet Kay    

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Music & Dancing - Danceable listening music from years gone by.

Live Music by Joe Justin and Janet Kay

 

 

Secrets of The Past: School Days, School Days

Enjoy a light supper while learning about early Yamhill County schools. Bring your old lunch box, and the oldest one will win a prize. No charge, but donations gladly accepted.   The YCHS Activities ...

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Enjoy a light supper while learning about early Yamhill County schools. Bring your old lunch box, and the oldest one will win a prize. No charge, but donations gladly accepted.   The YCHS Activities & Events Committee and Program Committee are excited to announce a change in programming for the October and November meetings! Instead of the Sunday afternoon meetings in October and November, ...

A Night at the Museum

Special Halloween Tour of the Museum

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Special Halloween Tour of the Museum

Veterans' Day Special Exhibits

Come tour a special exhibit honoring the Veterans of Yamhill County and all other Veterans in our community.

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Come tour a special exhibit honoring the Veterans of Yamhill County and all other Veterans in our community.

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