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  • Our Next Events:

    Craft Saturdays

    Sponsored by Gray Lumber

    Drop-in on the third Saturday (Feb - Nov) for fun kids craft activities

    (Please note: our July Craft Saturday will take place on July 23)


    Summer Storytime

    Sponsored by Annie Wright Schools

    Wednesdays, 1-2pm, (6/29 - 8/31)

    Reviewed 0n 6/29/2016 by - Read it here!


    Pioneer Days Festival

    Sponsored by All State Insurance and City of Tacoma

    9/17, 12-4pm


    "Eureka!" Breakfast

    (see sponsors below)

    10/20, 7:45-9am


    Old Town Tree Lighting & Santa Visit

    Sponsored by Connelly Law Offices
    12/3, 1-3:30pm

  • Craft Saturdays

    Drop by Job Carr Cabin Museum for fun kids craft activities on the

    third Saturday of each month (February - November).

    Please Note:

    Schedule change: July Craft Saturday has been moved to July 23!

  • 2016 Coloring Contest

    ~Stop by the Cabin to pick up this year's coloring pages~

    ~Return the completed drawing to Job Carr Cabin Museum by September 3, 2016~

    ~`Winners will be chosen at Pioneer Days Festival, September 17, 2016~

    ~Entries will be divided into two age categories~

    2015 Contest Winner

  • 2016 Pioneer Days Festival

    Join the fun at the 7th annual

    Pioneer Days Festival

    Saturday, September 17


    Experience pioneer life with an afternoon of fun family activities!

    • Live Music and Storytelling with Mike Saunders and Podorythmie
    • Hands-on Demonstrations
    • Heritage Crafts
    • Old-Time Games and Races
    • Pan for Gold and See the Meeker Wagon

    Learn more about Pioneer Days Festival in this video from TV Tacoma's CityLine

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


    Check out photos of Pioneer Days Festival on our Facebook photo page


    Artwork by Ira, 3rd grade, Charles Wright Academy
    Mike Saunders entertains young Festival visitors

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    Sponsored by...


    Allstate Insurance


    City of Tacoma- Heritage Grant


  • Santa Visits Old Town

    Celebrate the Season at Tacoma's Birthplace!

    Saturday, December 3


    Save the date for this holiday event

    Co-Presented by Job Carr Cabin Museum and Old Town Business & Professional Association

    Sponsored by Connelly Law Offices

  • 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!

  • 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.

    Immigrant Influences

    Tacoma's 1st Working Waterfront

    Tacoma's Frontier Days

    Old Town Institutions - Places & People

  • #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!

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