Exhibits

A History of Downtown Buildings and Businesses

Ever wonder which of Gresham's downtown buildings are the oldest or what some of Gresham's first businesses were? Visit the museum's newest exhibit, A History of Downtown Buildings and Businesses to answer these questions and much more. This exhibit will take through the history of the downtown area from it's old "Crossroads" days up until the 1950's.

Recreation in Gresham's History

     Learn how Gresham residents of the past spent their leisure time 50, 100, and 150 years ago with our new exhibit, opening in February 2017!  Displays will offer a glimpse into daily life in historic Gresham, with spotlights on historic theaters and the Multnomah County Fair. 


What Am I?

We've filled two cases with some of the most unusual items in our collection.  Can you guess what they are?



Gresham's Timeline

Here's the Gresham history tasting menu.  While most of our exhibits rotate so that we can explore certain topics in depth, this exhibit is up year-round so that visitors can refer back to the bigger picture.  Learn about topics ranging from industry and agriculture to business and education.


Panoramic photo of Gresham taken from Gresham Butte in 1914.  A 7-foot version is on display in our Timeline exhibit.
Panoramic photo of Gresham taken from Gresham Butte in 1914. A 7-foot version is on display in our Timeline exhibit.

Gresham Artists

This mini-exhibit samples art made in and inspired by Gresham, from the turn of the 20th century to present.