Gresham History Museum

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

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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

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Research

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

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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!

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Become a Member

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

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New Front Doors

Our new doors have arrived! If you would like to give a donation to help off set the expense of the new museum doors, please contact the Gresham Historical Society: 503.661.0347

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Guided Walking Tours

Join us for a walk through Gresham's history! These hour and a half tours will walk you through Gresham's Historic Downtown.

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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.

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Mr. Carnegie's Grand Tour

Go on "Mr. Carnegie's Grand Tour" courtesy of the Clark County Historical Society http://www.cchmuseum.org/education/mr-carnegies-grand-tour-of-washington-and-oregon/

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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!

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                         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 August 16th. It will reopen on Tuesday August 19th at 10:00 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

                                                                                             Admission is free.

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                                                                                            Phone: 503-661-0347

                                                                               E-Mail: greshamhistoricalATgmailDOTcom

                                                                                                                          

                                                                          Event News:

-> The Clark County Historical Society has organized a grand tour of Andrew Carnegie libraries in Oregon and Washington. To participate, follow this link, print out your passport (to be stamped at each library you visit) and start your tour of Carnegie libraries!

http://www.cchmuseum.org/education/mr-carnegies-grand-tour-of-washington-and-oregon/

-> Our Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Gresham are back! The next tour leaves at 1:00pm from the Gresham History Museum on Sept. 28th. The tour leaves rain or shine and is completely free. Donations always welcome and greatly appreciated. Please RSVP by Friday September 26th. Be sure to check out our events tab for other future dates!

-> Did you miss the Historic Cemetery Tour? Have no fear, we have more tour dates coming up! The Historic Cemetery tour will be hosted on Sunday September 21st from 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Tour group meets at Spring Water Corridor entrance to Main City Park. No charge for tour, donations appreciated. Please RSVP by Friday September 19th.

-> 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 http://www.gcfta.org/ 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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