The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm. The Lafayette Research Library is now closed. The new research library will open in January 2022 as part of the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. We are excited that all operations of the Yamhill County Historical Society will soon be consolidated at one location! If you have research questions, please leave a message at 503-864-2308 and our volunteer staff will respond as quickly as possible.

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. The State of Oregon issued this mandate in response to a large jump in cases and hospitalizations due to the Delta variant. Thank you for adhering to this mandate.

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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. Handmade Holiday Bazaar

    December 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Handmade Holiday Bazaar

    December 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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