The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm. The Lafayette Research Library is now closed, but the research library will reopen in March 2022 as part of the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center.  We are excited that all operations of the Yamhill County Historical Society are now at one location!

Secrets of the Past quarterly program: Tuesday, February 15, 6:00pm, featuring local historian Kory Knutz speaking about “McMinnville – A Town of Purpose & Vision.” Who were McMinnville’s founding fathers and what did they envision for the town in the 1840-1850s? Learn how William T. Newby, Samuel Cozine and John G. Baker all worked to establish the town and make it thrive. Program free for YCHS members, $5 for guests.

Following Governor Brown’s current mandate for indoor public spaces, all visitors age 5 and older are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

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Yamhill County Historical Society

Yamhill Valley Heritage Center

The Historic Lafayette Site

The Historic Lafayette Site in McMinnville, Oregon

Research Resources

Map of Yamhill County, Oregon circa 1879

Historical Experiences


Upcoming Events

  1. Museum open 10am-4pm

    January 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Museum open 10am-4pm

    January 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Museum open 10am-4pm

    February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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