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    2020 Events and Activities


    To help support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, Job Carr Cabin Museum will temporarily close to the public as of Friday, March 13. We have suspended our public programming, and are pausing field trip reservations. Please check our website and social media accounts for future updates.


    We greatly appreciate the support of our community, partners, and sponsors during what we hope will be a short closure.


    Thank you for your understanding.



    JCCM Staff and Board

  • Craft Saturdays

    Arts and crafts for all ages

    Drop by the Cabin for fun arts and crafts activities.

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

    May 16, Old Town Scavenger Hunt


    1. Download and print an artsy scavenger hunt you can do at home and in your neighborhood


    2. Take a walk and explore the neighborhood where the city of Tacoma began to develop. Find out about the people and places that were important to the history of this area with an Old Town Tacoma scavenger hunt.


    June 13, Pioneer Kitchen


    Get a taste of life in the 1800s with an at-home pioneer kitchen activity.

    Try making homemade butter or a batch of hard tack biscuits.


    July 18

    August 15

    September 19

    October 17

    November 14

    December 12


    Events will be held in accordance with local public health guidelines.

    Details available on our Facebook events page.

    Sponsored by:

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

    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.

    Thank you to our 2019 Sponsor:

  • Storytime

    Stories, games and crafts for children and their families

    Summer Storytime at the Cabin

    Summer 2021

    **Please note that summer storytime events are cancelled for 2020. **


    Join our amazing guest storytellers for fun stories, games and crafts designed for children ages 3+ and their families. Each week features a unique pioneer or nature theme.

    My Museum Story at Tacoma Public Libraries

    Tacoma Public Libraries has cancelled in-person summer programming for 2020

    in accordance with public health guidelines.

    We hope to see you back at the library for summer reading in 2021.

    Want to know more about Summer Storytime?

    Read this 6/29/16 review by ExperienceTacoma.com


    Thank You to our 2019 Sponsor:

  • "Eureka!" Breakfast

    Living Tacoma History

    2019 "Eureka!" Breakfast was October 17, 2019


    Thank you for joining us at this annual event!

    Our annual "Eureka!" Breakfast at Cheney Stadium Summit Club featured keynote speaker Dorothy Wilhelm!


    Signature Sponsor:

    Edward Jones Agents -

    Micky DuMont

    Derek O'Sullivan

    Eugene Brown and

    Brent Wojtanowicz

    Micky DuMont

    Eugene Brown

    Derek O'Sullivan and

    Brent Wojtanowicz

    Signature Sponsor

    2019 Eureka! Breakfast Sponsors

  • Santa Visits Old Town

    Saturday, December 14 ~ 10am-1pm
    Sponsored by Connelly Law Offices

    Thank you for joining us to celebrate the season on Saturday, December 14, 2019

    10am - 1pm

    * Santa Photos * Cookies and Cocoa

    * Local Choirs * Children's Crafts

    Refreshments available while supplies last

    Food Connection

    Please bring a donation of non-perishable foods to fill our collection box for Food Connection.

    Recommended items include: baby food and infant formula, as well as canned proteins, soups, fruits and vegetables.

    The St. Leo Food Connection has been a consistent source of nutritious food and caring for people in need throughout Pierce County since it began in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood in 1982.

    Digital Photos with Santa

    Provided by Lena Porter at Salt and Ink Photo.

    Available for free download with email address.

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

    Holiday Choirs

    Our 2019 event included four local choral groups.
    Thanks for joining us for these special performances in Old Town Park.

    Volunteers needed! Contact our Program Manager for more information

    Learn more about the Santa Visits Old Town event

    in this 2018 segment from City Line on TV Tacoma.

    Sponsored by:

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