• Special Events & Programs




    2021 Events and Activities

  • Craft Saturdays

    Arts and crafts for all ages

    Job Carr Cabin Museum is offering socially-distanced 

    Craft Saturdays 

    January 22 - Tiger / Cat Origami

    February 26 - Backyard Bird Feeder

    March 26 - Caterpillar Craft

    April 23 - Buzzsaw Button Spinner

    May 14 - Pioneer Arts & Music Fest

    June 25 - Explore the Outdoors

    July 23 - Paper Kites

    August 27 - Thaumatrope Toys


    Take-home craft kits include all the materials and instructions needed for a fun at-home activity.

    Instructional videos are available on the Museum's YouTube channel.

    Craft kits available from the Museum's front porch while supplies last.

    Please use social distancing etiquette when you pick up your craft kit.


    These Craft Saturday events are designed to meet state and local public health guidelines.

    Masks required. Please maintain at least six feet distance from other museum visitors.


    Details available on our Facebook page.

    Drop by the Cabin for fun arts and crafts activities.

    Activities are designed for children ages 3-9 and their families. All ages welcome.

    Previous Craft Saturday Video Instructions


    December 2021 - Winter Ornament

    November 2021 - Shadow Puppets

    October 2021 - Mini Log Cabins

    September 2021 - Braided Friendship Bracelet

    August 2021 - Corn Husk Action Figures

    July 2021 - Soap Carving

    June 2021 - Butterfly Suncatcher

    May 2021 - Cabin Kids Art Challenge

    April 2021 - Postcards

    March 2021 - Brain Teasers

    February 2021 - Ox Bracelet

    Januar 2021 - Winter Snowflakes

    December 2020 - Holiday Ornament

    November 2020 - Games and Puzzles

    October 2020 - Design A Quilt

    September 2020 - Back to School with Chalk Boards

    Supported by:

    D.V. & Ida McEachern Charitable Trust

  • Old Town History Walks

    Explore the Old Town Tacoma neighborhood

    Take a self-guided tour of Old Town Tacoma

    Explore local history with a family-friendly scavenger hunt.

    Take a walk through the Old Town Tacoma neighborhood. Find out about the people and places that were important to the history of this area with an Old Town Tacoma Scavenger Hunt.


    This printable walking route begins and ends at Job Carr Cabin Museum in Old Town Park -- 2350 N 30th St, Tacoma.

    Watch a virtual tour of the Mysteries in Old Town Tacoma

    A partnership of Job Carr Cabin Museum and Pretty Gritty Tours.

    Learn about the mysterious, fascinating, and sometimes terrifying past of Tacoma's Old Town neighborhood in this virtual tour.


    This video tour was originally broadcast via Facebook Live on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

    Watch a virtual tour of the Historic Homes and Architects of Old Town Tacoma

    A partnership of Job Carr Cabin Museum and Historic Tacoma.

    This tour highlights the architectural styles, architects and residents of significant single-family and multi-family homes in the Old Town Tacoma neighborhood.


    The video showcases 7 homes on the Tacoma Register of Historic Places, and 6 homes that do not have landmark status.

    Schedule a guided group tour of Old Town Tacoma.

    **Please note that guided walking tours are currently paused.**


    We invite your civic organization, senior club, or tourism group to explore Tacoma history with our friendly guides. We’ll visit Old Town Tacoma’s historic sites and share tales about the people who lived here as the city was just starting. Explore the neighborhood on foot or aboard your group tour bus.


    We offer several variations including Tacoma firsts, Tacoma women, Old Town's historic homes, or Migration and immigration.


    To schedule a visit for your group of 8+, contact us by email or at 253-627-5405.

    Find out more about our school tours for students.

    Explore the history of the Old Town Tacoma neighborhood with our summer guided walking tours.

    Our 2019 history walk series featured four unique themes and routes.


    • 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.
  • Cabin Kids Art Challenge

    May 2021, supported by TacomaCreates

    Art by Evan, age 9

    2021 Cabin Kids Art Challenge


    Congratulations to Evan and Harmony for their winning drawings!

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Cabin Kids Art Challenge in May.

    Visitors to the Museum in June 2021 voted for their favorite entries.

    Art by Harmony, age 10
  • Pioneer Craft & Music Fest

    Saturday, October 2, 2021


    Tacoma's Old Town Park

    2350 N 30th St

    Thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors that made our Pioneer Craft & Music Fest a huge success!

    Thank you to our 2021 Event Sponsors!

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