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    2020 Events and Activities


    Job Carr Cabin Museum is reopen to the public beginning Friday June 18! Stop by for an opportunity to see our new exhibit -- Carrtifacts: Rediscovered Documents from the Family of Job Carr.


    Our summer hours are Fridays 11am-4pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm.


    To help support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, entry is limited to one household at a time. Masks are required.


    We also continue to share updates and local history information on our website and social media accounts. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter , and YouTube .


    We can't wait to welcome you back to the cabin!

  • Craft Saturdays

    Arts and crafts for all ages

    Job Carr Cabin Museum is offering socially-distanced

    Craft Saturdays


    January 9 - Winter Snowflakes

    February 20, Ox Bracelet

    March 13 - Brain Teasers

    April 10 - Postcards

    May 15 - Cabin Kids Art Challenge

    June 12 - Butterfly Suncatcher

    July 17 - Soap Carving

    August 21 - Corn Husk Action Figures


    These take-and-go kits include all the materials and instructions needed for a fun at-home activity.

    Instructional videos will also be posted on the Museum's YouTube channel.

    Craft kits will be 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.


    All visitors must wear face coverings.
    Please maintain at least six feet distance from other museum visitors.
    Visitors will not be able to enter the museum building.

    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.

    Fall 2020 Craft Saturday Video Instructions

    September 26, Back to School with Chalk Boards

    October 17, Design A Quilt

    November 14, Games and Puzzles

    December 12, Holiday Ornament

    Supported by:

    D.V. & Ida McEachern Charitable Trust

  • 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

    Does Your Child Love Art?

    Be sure to pick up a Museum Coloring Contest entry in Summer 2021!

    Coloring Contest entries are available at the Museum.

    You can also find them at our community booth on select dates in June and August

    at the Tacoma Farmers Markets or print it at home.


    Return coloring contest entries to the Museum by 9/4/2021 for a chance to win a fun set of art supplies.

  • 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.
  • Old Town Summer Concert Series

    We are pleased to host the 2021 Old Town Summer Concert Series. Enjoy great local music from home with live streaming on Facebook.

    Enjoy great local music from home with live streaming on Facebook.

    Interested in sponsorship? Click HERE

    Please note: These shows are virtual only until further notice!

    Tune in every Wednesday 7/7 - 8/25 at https://www.facebook.com/oldtownsummerconcertseries/.

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