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 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
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
State History Museum and Library