Our Next Events:
Sponsored by Gray Lumber
Drop-in event for fun, seasonal kids craft activities
10/16 and 11/20, 1-4pm
(see sponsors below)
Old Town Tree Lighting & Santa Visit
Sponsored by Connelly Law Offices
2016 Coloring Contest
Come to Pioneer Days Festival and vote for your favorite coloring contest entry!
Winners will be selected in two different age groups: 0-6 and 7-12.
2015 Contest Winner
You are Invited
2016 "Eureka!" Breakfast!
Connecting to History ~
Connecting to the Future
Thursday, October 20
7:45 - 9:00 am
Keynote Speaker: Julie Nicolletta, PhD
Social & Historical Studies, Division Chair
University of Washington Tacoma
Ticket Cost: $20
Pacific Grill Events Center
1530 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma
The Fulton, McLain, Power Team at
Edward Jones - Eugene Brown
Farmers Insurance - Steven Frank
The proceeds raised at this event go to support Job Carr Cabin,
a "pay as you can" museum.
No admissions or fees are charged for our services.
We rely on donations to keep this wonderful cultural resource accessible to all. Donations received at this event sustain our work in the community, including our Schools Outreach Programs, Craft Saturdays and much more.
Santa Visits Old Town
Celebrate the Season at Tacoma's Birthplace!
Saturday, December 3
Holiday fun for the whole family!
Our second Old Town Walking Tour series is complete! It was fun to share Old Town's great stories with over 125 history adventurers!
The 2017 series, featuring four different
themed walking routes, will be announced next spring.
Want to schedule a special group tour?
Choose from "Immigrant Influences," "Tacoma's Frontier Days," "Tacoma's 1st Working Waterfront," or "Old Town Institutions - Community Services & Leaders".
Contact Mary Bowlby.
Tacoma's 1st Working Waterfront
Tacoma's Frontier Days
Old Town Institutions - Places & People
Take a Tacoma History Walk
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!
2016 Pioneer Days Festival
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and to everyone who joined us
for a day full of pioneer fun!
Special "Thanks!" to:
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).
THANK YOU, SPONSORS!
DP&C, Old Town Business & Professional Assoc.,
Allstate Ins. - Burnett Family Agency
and City of Tacoma- Heritage Preservation Grant
Thank you to Annie Wright Schools ~
sponsor of the 2016 Summer Storytime series
Our appreciation of Miss Bonnie, Miss Amanda and Miss Sarah
knows no bounds ~ all skillful and engaging storytellers!
Want to know more about Summer Storytime?
Follow our Facebook events page ~
Information on the 2017 series will be posted May 2017
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.