The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center is normally open Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm; however, we will be closed November 26-27, December 24-25, and December 31-January 1.  The Lafayette Research Library is now closed, but the research library will reopen 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!

Please join us at Handmade Holidays Bazaar on December 4 and 5, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-4pm.  Vendor spaces are filled.  Free entry with food donation for YCAP. Enjoy the holiday atmosphere, have a bowl of homemade soup and cornbread for lunch, purchase great gifts from 35+ local artisans, and take a picture with Santa!

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.

For more details and updates, check our Facebook and Instagram pages – Yamhill County Historical Society – Yamhill Valley Heritage Center.  Thank you for your support.

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 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Secrets of the Past – Quarterly Program

    February 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Farm Fest & Plowing Competition

    April 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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