The Gresham Historical Society is largely funded by membership dues from our local community.
By becoming a member you will help us to continue to preserve Gresham’s rich history for generations to come. Your membership will also provide evidence of public support, which validates our mission to funding sources outside of our community, allowing us to qualify for grants and small amounts of government funding. Our current goal is to encourage 1% of Gresham’s population (1,100 people) to become members of the Gresham Historical Society. We encourage you to help us reach that goal by becoming a member today.
When you become a member, your support will help us to continue to offer FREE admission for all to the Gresham History Museum. You will also receive:
The Gresham Historical Society is dedicated to providing a center for the collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of historical and cultural character; to acquiring documents, manuscripts, publications, artifacts and images; and to promoting knowledge and appreciation of Gresham’s history to the public through educational programs and exhibits.
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
membership dues, donations, grants, and levy funds, and staffed primarily by volunteers from the local community. In 1990, the Gresham Historical Society took over Carnegie Library on Main
Street. Built in 1913 with a grant from Andrew Carnegie, our building served as Gresham’s public library for over seventy years.
In 2017, we were able to fulfill a wish of a benefactor and purchase and preserve the Zion Church next door, creating Gresham’s Historic Campus.