Welcome to the Gresham Historical Society

  • Gresham Historical Society & Museum

Our History

The Gresham Historical Society was founded by the Gresham Community Bicentennial Committee in 1976. In 1990, the Gresham Historical Society purchased the Gresham Carnegie Library, which now houses the Gresham Historical Museum and Special Collections Library.

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Our Mission

The Gresham Historical Society is dedicated to providing a center for the collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of historical and cultural importance; to acquiring documents, manuscripts, publications, artifacts and images; to promoting knowledge and appreciation of Gresham’s history to the public through educational programs and exhibitions.

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410 N. Main Ave., P.O. Box 65
Gresham, Oregon, 97030

(503)661-0347

Hours:
Wednesday 10 AM – 4 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM
Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM

CARL & ADA ZIMMERMAN
RESEARCH ROOM

The Carl & Ada Zimmerman Research Room contains Gresham Historical’s non-circulating special collections library and archives.

The Research Room is open by appointment only. Please schedule your research appointment 24 hours in advance.

PRICING

Research room appointment

Photography, digital file & permissions

Document printing

Suggested donation $5/hour

$10

$1 per copy

We expect the Museum to be closed for several months, at least through October, as repairs due to the fire are completed. Indoor events at the Museum have been canceled for the next two months, at the least. While the weather is good, we will participate in outdoor events such as Third Thursday, and we will be setting up a booth at the Farmers Market on Saturdays. Volunteers are needed to staff these events. 

The Gresham Historical Society is a non-profit organization that is funded by memberships, grants, and fundraising events. To help with renovations from the fire and to make the building a safe place to store our collections, we have established the Gresham Historical Society Fire Account at the Gresham branch of Riverview Community Bank at 225 NE Burnside Rd. Donations can also be sent to PO Box 65, Gresham, OR 97030, or online at greshamhistorical.org.

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