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.

 
 

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

Halloween and History

October 20 - Guided tour of the Miller Museum and Poling Church located in Lafayette, Oregon. Kid-friendly historical education and activity, plus continuous showing of a 3D virtual reality show.October ...

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October 20 - Guided tour of the Miller Museum and Poling Church located in Lafayette, Oregon. Kid-friendly historical education and activity, plus continuous showing of a 3D virtual reality show.October 31 - The Miller Museum in Lafayette will be open for trick or treating.   Facebook Event

A Night at the Museum

Special Halloween Tour of the Museum

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Special Halloween Tour of the Museum

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

 

 

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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