Museum Reopens Post COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   JULY 10, 2020

Gresham Historical Society   
410 N Main Ave
Gresham, Oregon 97030

After being closed for nearly seven months, the Gresham History Museum is getting ready to open to the public on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Stop by and see our new exhibits and come meet our new director, Mark Moore, who was born in East County and grew up in Gresham.

The city of Gresham, which was incorporated in 1905, was gifted with a Carnegie library in 1913 by Andrew Carnegie, American industrialist. Two years later, the sixteen-story Meier and Frank “Shopping Center of the Northwest” opened in Portland.

By 1922, entrepreneur Floyd Mack was the proprietor of a new store in Gresham, selling the modern miracle: radio.

That same year Fred G. Meyer opened his first store in Oregon. His My-Te-Fine label conveyed his commitment to quality. 

Artifacts of each of these landmark businesses can be seen and enjoyed in that same library which became the Gresham History Museum.

The new exhibit is “Life in Gresham 100 years ago.” See the only remaining original Meier and Frank clocks, hear memories from the Golden Age of Radio and see some of the radios and related items that may have been available from Gresham’s first radio store.

When we open we will follow ADA guidelines, asking our visitors to wear a face mask and to practice social distancing. Our regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday: 10 to 4 and Sunday: 12 to 4.

Save the date, we will be opening Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 10 am. We hope to see you there.

For more information, contact: or call 503-661-0347.