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.

Our Mission

The Gresham Historical Society preserves and shares our community’s past to enrich its present and future.

Upcoming Events

Graphic consisting of text and images on a plain ground.  Text reads "Volunteer Fair September 23 11-2:30, 410 N Main Ave, Gresham / Find out what our volunteers do and why they love it!  Do you have what it takes to join the team?"  One image is a photo of a group of people posed on the front steps of the museum.  The other is the museum logo, a simplified rendering of the building encircled by text "Gresham Historical Society."
Graphic consisting of text superimposed over a grainy monochrome photo of old gravestones in a cemetery. Text reads "Old Gresham Cemetery Tours, September 10, October 14 / 12-1pm, Meet at West Gresham Elementary School."