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


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


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

Document printing

Suggested donation $5/hour


$1 per copy