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  • Our Next Events:

    Craft Saturdays

    Sponsored by Gray Lumber

    Drop-in event for fun, seasonal kids craft activities

    10/16 and 11/20, 1-4pm


    "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

  • Register for the 2016 "Eureka!" Breakfast

  • 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

  • Craft Saturdays

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

    third Saturday of each month (February - November).


  • Santa Visits Old Town

    Celebrate the Season at Tacoma's Birthplace!

    Saturday, December 3


    Holiday fun for the whole family!

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

    Sponsored by Connelly Law Offices

  • 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

  • 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:

    • Mike Saunders and Podorythmie - for the great music!
    • Joe Pace, who portrayed Job Carr during the Festival
    • Mel Carr, who greeted guests in the Cabin and shared his family history
    • Classical Tuesdays, for bring the Brass Band Northwest to Old Town Park
    • Northwest Woodcarvers, for sharing their skill and knowledge
    • Karen Haas and Mikki Hayes, for demonstrating weaving and spinning
    • Girl Scout Troop #40931, for raising the flag and being great helpers

    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).


    DP&C, Old Town Business & Professional Assoc.,

    Allstate Ins. - Burnett Family Agency

    and City of Tacoma- Heritage Preservation Grant

    Artwork by Ira, 3rd grade, Charles Wright Academy
  • #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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