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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.

Please Visit!

Gresham Carnegie Library
Our museum and offices are in a 1913 Carnegie Library, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 
We are located in Historic Downtown Gresham.

410 N. Main Ave.
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 661-0347
E-mail: greshamhistoricalATgmailDOTcom


Tuesday and Thursday from 10am – 4pm
Saturday from 10am– 2pm. 
The Research Room is open by appointment  on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am – 3:30pm.
Office hours are by appointment on Tuesdays through Thursdays 11am – 3pm.

The museum is closed through the month of January each year while we change exhibits and reopens mid-February.

Parking is available in the lot behind the Museum, on the street and in several Free Gresham Parking lots in the area.
The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation: TriMet bus #9 Powell drops you off right in front and the Gresham Central Transit Center services many other buses and the MAX Blue Line.   www.trimet.org



Online Resources

City of Gresham
The official website for the City of Gresham
The Gresham Outlook
Gresham's newspaper
State of Oregon
Our state's official website
State History Museum and Library
See the history Oregon through postcards
Historical and Genealogical Societies
A list of links to county and genealogical information in Oregon
Multnomah County Oregon GenWeb
A part of the US GenWeb project
The Troutdale Historical Society
The historical society of nearby Troutdale, Oregon
Clark County Genealogical Society
Vancouver, Washington
Multnomah County Library
Library system for Gresham and the surrounding area

Find Us

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

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