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.
2017 Old Town History Walks
Learn more about Old Town Tacoma's history with our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides.
For more information, contact Mary Bowlby.
Tacoma City's Frontier Days
May 13 @ 11am
This tour centers on Tacoma's earliest buildings and the people who believed in Tacoma from the start.
Tacoma's 1st Working Waterfront
June 17 @ 11am
Learn about the businesses, events and people who gave Tacoma the name "Lumber Capitol of America," as well as those who helped establish Tacoma's maritime trades.
*This tour begins at Old Town Dock, 2200 Ruston Way
The Nature of Things - Tacoma
July 19 @ 5pm
**NEW in 2017**
This tour will explore the geography and plant life of Old Town - foundational influences to our regional history.
Old Town Tacoma Into the 20th Century
August 23 @ 5pm
This tour focuses on the places and people of Old Tacoma in the late 19th and early 20th century. We will also see buildings and markers significant to the story of this strong community.
Old Town's Immigrant Influences
September 9 @ 11am
In 1900, Old Town was an immigrant community. Hear stories about buildings, events and people rooted in countries far from Tacoma.
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!
Join us Wednesdays 3-4pm, 6/28/17 - 8/30/17 for storytime at the Cabin!
Thank you to Annie Wright Schools ~
sponsor of the 2016 Summer Storytime series
Want to know more about Summer Storytime?
Follow our Facebook events page ~
Details on the 2017 series will be posted in spring 2017
to everyone who attended the
2016 "Eureka!" Breakfast!
The support of our community is fundamental to our success.
We were glad to share the Cabin's story.
Special thanks to our Event Sponsors:
The Fulton, McLain, Power Team at Merrill Lynch
Edward Jones - Eugene Brown
Farmers Insurance - Steven Frank
Santa Visits Old Town
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.