Gresham History Museum

Museum Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-4
Saturdays 10-2



Interested in researching your Gresham family or home? Please make an appointment to visit our Research Room!


Looking to Volunteer?

The Gresham History Museum is always looking for more volunteers. We have a variety of tasks from greeting visitors to data entry that we need help with. Please contact the museum if you are interested in helping out!


Become a Member

Become a Member! Help support our mission by becoming a member today!


Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Gresham

Join us for a guided walking tour of Historic Downtown Gresham! Please RSVP by calling 503.661.0347.


Historic Pioneer Cemetery Tour

Join us for a walk through Gresham's Pioneer Cemeteries and learn a little about the history of some of the early residents of Gresham. Please RSVP by calling 503.661.0347.


Story Sharing Project

Make an appointment to come share your stories of growing up, living, working, and play here in Gresham. Each sharing session is filmed, and will become a part of the Gresham Historical Society archives. Please come share your stories with us!


Mr. Carnegie's Grand Tour

Participate in Clark County Historical Museum's "Mr. Carnegie's Grand Tour". Pick up a passport at the Gresham History Museum.


                         Welcome to the Gresham Historical Society

The Gresham Historical Society was founded in 1976 by a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the history of Gresham and the surrounding areas. We are a nonprofit organization, funded by donations and with one part-time, paid staff member and many volunteers. Currently, our membership is 300 strong, comprised of individuals and businesses. Our newsletter comes out quarterly; click on the envelope icon at the top of the page for more information. You can also find us on Facebook (Gresham Historical Society & Gresham History Museum)

Gresham Historical Society Mission Statement:

To provide and maintain the historic Carnegie Library Building for research, collection, preservation, protection and public display of artifacts, pictures and documents relevant to the history of the area. To provide educational programs that foster an understanding of Gresham area pioneers, families and events.

 Preparing for the future by preserving the past.

                                                                     Museum Hours

                                                                           Tuesdays and Thursdays - 10AM-4PM
                                                                                    Saturdays - 10AM-2PM
                                                                      Visitors, Volunteers, and Members welcome!

The Museum will be closed on Saturday July 4th in honor of Independence Day. We will reopen Tuesday July 7th at 10am. Happy 4th of July!

       The museum is closed during the month of January each year while exhibits are changed, and reopens in February.

                                                                                             Admission is free.


                                                               Contact Information   

                                                                                            Phone: 503-661-0347

                                                                               E-Mail: greshamhistoricalATgmailDOTcom


                                                                          Event News:

-> July 18th - We will have a guided walking tour of Gresham's Pioneer Cemeteries at 11:00am. The tour meets at the Main City Park entrance on the Spring Water Corridor. Please RSVP by 4pm July 17th.

-> July 25th - We will have a guided walking tour of Historic Downtown on July 25th at 11:00am. Please meet at the museum.

-> Mr. Carnegie's Grand Tour, courtesy of Clark County Historical Museum. Pick up a passport at the Gresham History Museum, or download one from this link: . Visit the sites, collect stamps, and turn in a completed passport the the Clark County Historical Museum by the end of the year to participate in their gift basket drawing!

See our Events page for more information about upcoming events!

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Currently at the Museum:

Historic Conveniences: An Evolution of Everyday Gadgets

Main Exhibit:

Historic Conveniences: An Evolution of Everyday Gadgets

An exhibit featuring a series of artifacts whose humble beginnings may be unrecognizable by today's younger generations. These items all...

410 N Main Ave Gresham, OR 97030 | Museum Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10AM-4PM
Saturdays - 10AM-2PM
(503) 661-0347

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