Downtown Gresham

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 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.