Welcome to the Gresham Historical Society
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.
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.
Gresham Historical Society
410 N. Main Ave., P.O. Box 65
Gresham, Oregon, 97030
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
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.
Research room appointment
Photography, digital file & permissions
Suggested donation $5/hour
$1 per copy