Gresham History Museum

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


Christmas at the Museum

Santa will be here to take photos with our visitors on Dec. 20th. Drop by for Christmas card crafts, refreshments, and to tell Santa your last minute Christmas wishes.


2014 Exhibits

Come check out the new exhibits for 2014: A Kaleidoscope of Cultures: The Peoples of Gresham Founding Gresham The Historic Columbia River Highway: The King of Roads Chinook Country: The First Residents of the Gresham Area



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!


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!


Third Thursday Studios

Third Thursday Studios is back! Be sure to check out their upcoming lectures, posted on our events page.


                         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!

December 20th will be our last day open for the year. The museum will be closed through the month of January for exhibit changes, and will reopen on February 17, 2015. Happy Holidays!

                                                                                             Admission is free.


                                                                                            Contact Information   

                                                                                            Phone: 503-661-0347

                                                                               E-Mail: greshamhistoricalATgmailDOTcom


                                                                          Event News:

-> Santa will be paying us a visit on Dec. 20th to take pictures with our visitors. Be sure to save the date and drop by to say 'Hello' to Santa, take a photo, and make a Christmas card. See our events tab for hours. Hope to see you there!

-> Be sure to check out the Center for the Arts Foundations Third Thursday lectures, held at the Gresham History Museum. Check out their website at for more information, or check out our Events page. Lectures will be returning to the Gresham History Museum in September, 2014.

See our Events page for more information about upcoming events!

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Currently at the Museum:

A Kaleidoscope of Cultures: The Peoples of Gresham

Main Exhibit:

A Kaleidoscope of Cultures: The Peoples of Gresham

Celebrating the diversity of our community. This exhibit highlights six different cultures that help make up the Gresham community: Japanese, Hispanic, Black,...

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

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