Interpretive Host

Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area


Matt Huerter


From: 08/01/2018
To: 09/30/2018


We would love to have you come host at Fort Yamhill State Heritage site! Read on to hear more about this historically relevant site:

Built in 1856 to regulate the eastern border of the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, Fort Yamhill represented a time of transition for the people of the Northwest. The fort served to ease tension between settlers and natives, protect both populations and control traffic between them. Fort Yamhill is one of the best archaeologically preserved forts in the Northwest from the mid 19th century.

Visiting Fort Yamhill today offers an insight into the physical and emotional hardships endured by all the people involved, as well as the emotional tone of the state from 1856-1866. Exhibits and cultural restoration are provided in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

Host duties at Fort Yamhill include a mix of interpretation and maintenance, with things such as leading interpretive tours, providing roving interpretation, raising and lowering the flag, mowing, checking the restroom supplies and sweeping, litter patrol, leaf blowing, making visitor contacts, painting, cleaning interpretive panels, light trail maintenance, answering questions, and providing park security and presence. The site is a full hook up. Must be able to walk uphill 1 mile.

Fort Yamhill is located 5 minuites from the town of Grand Ronde, and is only 40 minuites away from Pacific City and the beautiful Oregon Coast.

If this sounds intriguing to you, please contact Ranger Matt Huerter.

We look forward to meeting you!