No place can match the mysterious allure of an old cemetery. Gresham's oldest, prosaically named the
Gresham Pioneer Cemetery, dates back to the 1860's and is the final resting place of homesteaders and drifters; centenarians and infants; the wealthy and the destitute. This free lecture will
introduce the Gresham Historical Society's revised self-guided cemetery tour, which you will be able to take home in brochure form, and will arm you with a litany of interesting factoids and
insights to share with your friends and family. You will learn about burial traditions from the cemetery's earliest days, plus the stories behind some of the names immortalized in granite on the
Parking is available in the lot behind the museum, accessed via 4th Street. Admission is Free!
Are you starting a family tree but don't know where to begin? Having a particular researching issue with an ancestor? Just want to talk genealogy shop? Come on down to the museum every other Friday 7-8 p.m. (see below for a full list of dates). Admission is Free!
Join us at the Gresham History Museum for a friendly game of poker! All proceeds will benefit your local Historical Society! The event begins at 5:30 PM. There is limited parking behind the museum off of 4th street. Buy-in is $35 and includes a chicken dinner and beverages; purchase tickets below or visit the museum during open hours.
You will be able to pick up your tickets at the door on the night of the event.
Stop by to see our building in all of its holiday glory and to sit on Santa's lap! We take and print photos right here at the museum, where you can also enjoy hot cider and cookies, plus a craft table and a fully stocked gift shop to supply your holiday shopping needs.
Christmas at the Museum begins on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, coinciding with Gresham's annual Spirit of Christmas event.
Dates and Times
November 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
November 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
December 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
December 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
December 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
December 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
4"x6" print: $10
8"x10" print: $20 (digital copy included with purchase)
High-res digital copy: $10
4"x6" print AND high-res digital file: $13