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    Pioneer Days Festival

    Saturday, September 16



    This community event showcases

    Job Carr Cabin Museum and

    Tacoma's frontier history with

    an afternoon of fun for the whole family.

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

    Experience pioneer life through heritage crafts, live music, hands-on demonstrations and old-time games and races.


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


    This video from TV Tacoma's CityLine tells about PDF2015

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


    Sponsored by: DP&C, Old Town Business & Professional Assoc. and Sprague Pest Control

    2017 Pioneer Days Festival Poster Contest Winners: see below

  • "Eureka!" Breakfast




    Edward Jones Agents:

    Eugene Brown

    Derek O'Sullivan and Brent Wojtanowicz

  • Craft Saturdays

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

    Here's our 2017 line-up:

    2017 Schedule:

    August 19 - Rock Painting
    September 16 - Pioneer Days Festival
    October 21 - Tacoma Arts Month
    November 18 - Looms and Weaving

    Sponsored by:

  • Santa Visits Old Town

    Saturday, December 2, 2017
    Co-sponsored with Old Town Business & Professional Assoc.

    Photos with Santa

    Our cozy cabin fireplace is the perfect setting for your keepsake Santa picture! Bring the whole family and make a memory.


    Cookies and hot chocolate provided by Old Town businesses - while supplies last.


    Bring a bag of non-perishable foods to fill our collection box for St. Leo's Food Connection

    Holiday Music

    Provided by Kitsap Carolers.

    Volunteers needed! Call the Cabin office: 253-627-5405 or contact Holly Stewart

    Sponsored by:

  • Summer Storytime

    Thank you to our storytellers and all the families

    who joined the fun at our Summer Storytime series!


    Thank you to Annie Wright Schools ~
    sponsor of the 2017 Summer Storytime series


    Want to know more about Summer Storytime?

    Read this 6/29/16 review by


    Thank You to our Sponsor:

  • Old Town History Walks

    Watch this space for information about the 2018 series of guided tours.

    The 2017 tour season is complete. Thank you to all who joined me for our walks around the Old Town neighborhood and along Ruston Way. ~Mary Bowlby

    Want to join us for a walk in 2018?

    Here are a few things to know:

    • There is one guided tour each month, May-Sept
    • Dates will be published in March 2018
    • Walks take place, rain or shine.
    • Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
    • Tours last approximately 1 hour
    • Tours begin at Job Carr Cabin Museum unless otherwise noted.

    Thank you to our 2017 Sponsor:

    OR... Take a self-guided Old Town History Walk

    2017 Pioneer Days Festival Poster Contest Winners

    1st Place - Tayler W, Mary Lyon Elem.
    2nd Place - Romello J, Blix Elem.
    3rd Place - Neveah G, Blix Elem.
    Honorable Mention - Violet B, Preschool

    Try our Old Town Walking Tour mobile app!

    Download the free STQRY app through the app store on 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!

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