Gresham History MuseumLocal Museums

Gresham History Museum

The Gresham Historical Society operates the History Museum from Gresham’s 1913 Carnegie Library, located in Historic Downtown Gresham. The museum offers the public a variety of resources for historical and genealogical research as well as exhibits displaying artifacts and photographs from Gresham’s history.

Zimmerman House Museum

Zimmerman House Museum is home to thousands of artifactsZimmerman House from Gresham's pioneer days. The 1874 farmhouse is located on a remnant parcel of the original Zimmerman family dairy farmstead that once extended over 600 acres along the Columbia River. The historic building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.  

Regional Museums

Northwest Rail Museum

The Northwest Rail Museum is dedicated to commemorating rail history events and educate the public about rail travel.

Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Society’s collection is comprised of over 85,000 artifacts, including ancient objects from the earliest settlements and objects that illustrate exploration in the Oregon Country, the growth of business and industry, the development of artwork and crafts, maritime history and many other topics.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

One of the nation’s top science museums, OMSI is an exceptional tourist attraction and educational resource. Five exhibit halls and eight science labs offer 219,000 square feet of fun through hundreds of interactive exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, an Omnimax Theater and the Northwest's largest planetarium.

Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest and houses a diverse collection of over 35,000 objects and works of art, as well as an expansive library. In addition to its world-class exhibits the museum hosts a variety of tours, educational programs and lectures.

Portland Children’s Museum

Directly accessible from Gresham on the MAX light rail line, the Portland Children’s Museum has numerous exhibits and hands-on activities targeted towards children under 10. The Portland Children’s Museum is the sixth-oldest children’s museum in the United States.