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November 2019

The Marvelous Miniatures of Bruce Plumb

November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gresham Historical Museum, 410 N Main Avenue
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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Join us at the Gresham Historical Museum for a public exhibit reception for the Marvelous Miniatures of Bruce Plumb with the family of Bruce Plumb as our special guests! This is a casual reception that presents an opportunity for the public to hear about Bruce Plumb and his remarkable work. Click for more details about The Marvelous Miniatures of Bruce Plumb.  

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Pictures with Santa | North Pole Village Activity

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gresham Historical Museum, 410 N Main Avenue
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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NORTH POLE 2019

Join us at the Gresham Historical Society for pictures with Santa during as part of the North Pole Village for the Spirit of Christmas! Get your picture takes with Santa from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. while enjoying many other activities available in the North Pole Village in Downtown Gresham. Afterward, enjoy the 28th annual Spirit of Christmas tree lighting rings in Gresham’s holiday season with a free, family-friendly program that includes live music, hot cocoa, photos with Santa and…

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April 2021

GHS Speaker Series: April 25th – The Fred Meyer Story

April 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Gresham Historical Museum, 410 N Main Avenue
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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Beginning on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2 pm, we will kick-off our speaker series for 2021 by hosting Fred Leeson with a history talk about Fred Meyer, My-Te-Fine Merchant.

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May 2021

2021 Annual Meeting at the Museum

May 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gresham Historical Museum, 410 N Main Avenue
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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June 2021

Rock Around the Clocks with Dick Karman – Clock Talk

June 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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July 2021

Evolution of Radio with Dick Karman

July 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gresham Historical Museum, 410 N Main Avenue
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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September 2021

Museum Closure

September 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Repairs from the fire are taking longer than we originally anticipated. We regretfully announce that all events we planned for September have been postponed until next year. This includes our program remembering our East County Japanese American neighbors who were sent to Minidoka internment camp and farm labor camps during WWII. We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum in November and December for “Christmas at the Museum.” The Gresham Historical Society is a non-profit organization that is funded…

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November 2021

Christmas at the Museum Gingerbread House Contest

November 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 27th – December 19th Entries for the 2021 Christmas at the Museum Gingerbread House Contest are now being accepted! ENTER HERE. Gingerbread enthusiasts are encouraged to enter the Competition and begin dreaming up dazzling designs for their confectionery creations with a chance to win cash, prizes, and, of course, bragging rights.  

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May 2022

Spring Plant Sale 2022

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gresham Historical Museum, 410 N Main Avenue
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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Image of poster with abstract plant images and text reading "Gresham Historical Society & Museum's Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, May 7th, 2022, 8am to 4pm, Plants in the parking lot on 4th St. East of Main Ave. Hanging Flower Pots, Flower Pots, Herbs, Annuals, Perennials, House Plants"

Mark your calendars! The Gresham Historical Society is hosting a plant sale on the day before Mother's Day in our parking lot at 4th and Main. This sale will include hanging baskets, flower pots, herbs, annuals, perennials, and house plants - all within easy walking distance of the Gresham Farmer's Market. Your purchases will support local history by helping us pay the bills, preserve historical materials, and present educational programming and exhibits.

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History Lecture: Minidoka

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Metro East Web Academy, 50 NW 5th St
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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Minidoka: 80 Years of Unspoken Memories Discover the experiences of East Multnomah County residents of Japanese ancestry during World War II, presented by local historian Gwenda McCall. Eighty years ago, eight hundred twenty-nine residents of East Multnomah County were rounded up and moved to Minidoka internment camp “for their own protection”. Two thirds were American citizens. Learn more about their daily lives in the camp and how they were treated when they returned. Admission is free but will be capped…

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