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Historic Home Tour: McMinnville 100 Years - Then, Now and Beyond

Aug 6, 2012

The Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES) has set into motion a community-wide project comparing life 100 years ago to life today and leading to the next question — how do we take the best of the past and present into the future?

Working with the Yamhill County Historical Society, Linfield College, McMinnville Downtown Association, McMinnville Public  Library, City of McMinnville, News-Register, Gormley Plumbing + Mechanical; Hagan Hamilton Insurance Services; Oregon Stationers; and Haugeberg, Rueter, Gowell, Fredricks & Higgins, McMinnville Garden Club, Gallery Players, Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District, and Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, YES is coordinating a series of research discussions, exhibitions, lectures, displays and tours examining how our forbears handled the reinventing of their economy as the horse and buggy era gave way to automobiles — an economic dislocation parallel to what we are experiencing today.

  • Saturday, August 11:
    Historic Home Tour
    Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park
    Tour of Chegwyn Farm, a Century Farm
    Reception and Tour, Buchanan Cellers

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The McMinnville Downtown Association works to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community.

Upcoming Events



Fridays & Saturdays, Thanksgiving through Christmas from 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays 10 am to 3 pm! 

Come shop local Crafts and Artisanal products for that special holiday something! 



Course: Verbal excellence (Leading - Persuading - Defusing)

When: 12/09/16 8:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Riley Hall, room 201 at Linfield College

Cost: $99

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Come downtown for our annual Holiday Open House

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