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    2017 Craft Saturdays

    Drop in on the third Saturday of each month for seasonal art and craft activities.


    Feb 18 - Feed the Birds
    March 18 - Ring in Spring
    April 15 - Spring Noisemakers
    May 20 - Scavenger Hunts
    June 17 - Toy Boat Building
    July 15 - Pioneer Toys
    August 19 - Rock Painting
    September 16 - Pioneer Days Festival
    October 21 - Tacoma Arts Month
    November 18 - Looms and Weaving

    More details are available on our Facebook Events page.

  • Volunteer Open House and Brown Bag Lunch

    Do you want to know more about the Cabin and how to get involved?

    Attend the Volunteer Open House & Brown Bag Lunch on Saturday 3/11, 11am-1pm.

    • Take a private tour of the Museum and learn about the history we share with the Tacoma community.
    • Meet our friendly Museum staff and current volunteers.
    • Find out how volunteers are critical to our mission of bringing Tacoma's birthplace to life.
    • Get the inside scoop on the Museum's new 4-year strategic plan and how volunteers can help us meet our goals.

    Bring a brown bag lunch. We will provide dessert.

    We welcome volunteers of all ages, interests and skill levels.

    All volunteers must successfully pass a security background check.


    Learn more about our volunteer opportunities at Volunteer Match.

  • Take a Tacoma History Walk

    Mobile Old Town Walking Tour on STQRY

    Access the FREE Old Town Tacoma Walking Tour anytime by downloading the STQRY app to your smartphone or tablet.

    Pick up a Kids Activity Book from the Cabin to enhance the walking tour for your family. Bring your completed booklet to the Museum for a free postcard!

  • Dates for our 2017 Old Town History Walk series will be announced this spring.

    Want to schedule a special group tour?

    Choose from four intriguing themes to learn more about Tacoma's Old Town history

    • Immigrant Influences
    • Tacoma's Frontier Days
    • Tacoma's 1st Working Waterfront
    • Old Town Institutions - Community Services & Leaders

    Contact Mary Bowlby.

    Immigrant Influences

    Tacoma's 1st Working Waterfront

    Tacoma's Frontier Days

    Old Town Institutions

  • Santa Visits Old Town

    Santa photos are now available for download!

    Thank you to our sponsor, Connelly Law Offices!

    Thank you to our co-sponsor, Old Town Business & Professional Association!

    Thank you to the Kitsap Carolers, Old Town MarKee, and all our wonderful volunteers!

    We couldn't have done it without you!

  • 2017 Pioneer Days Festival

    Saturday, September 16

    We're planning a day full of pioneer fun for the 2017 edition of Pioneer Days Festival!

    Find photos of the 2016 Pioneer Days Festival on our Facebook photo page

    This video from TV Tacoma's CityLine tells about PDF2015

    (recorded 9/10/15, clip begins at 17:25).


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  • #Tacoma150Years


    In 2015, we celebrated 150 years since Job Carr's "Eureka!" moment,

    when he decided to stake his claim on the site that became "Tacoma City"

    and built a cabin on the shores of Commencement Bay.


    Read about the historic moment and Job, the man, in this News Tribune article.

  • Get Involved!

    Want to help Job Carr Cabin Museum

    bring Tacoma's birthplace to life?

    Become part of our volunteer team!