Donate To The Collection

Giving to the museum

Thank you for your generous consideration of donating to the museum’s collection. The Gresham Historical Museum actively collects objects and archival materials that reflect Gresham’s rich history. Through your generosity, the Gresham Historical Society is able to host and share the a comprehensive collection of Gresham and East Multnomah County History, benefiting researchers and museum guests.

We do not accept unsolicited collection donations. Any property left at the museum without notice or proper review is considered abandoned property. 

All potential donations must first be assessed by the Gresham Historical Society Collections Committee.

Click to view our 2019 Donor Brochure.

To inquire about how to donate to the museum, please call (503)661-0347 or email

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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

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