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.
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
The museum will be closed on Thursday Nov. 28th in honor of Thanksgiving. We will reopen at 10:00am on Saturday Nov. 30th.
State History Museum and Library