• Special Events & Programs




    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 is temporarily closed.


    We will 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 .


    Thank you for your understanding.

  • Craft Saturdays

    Arts and crafts for all ages

    Job Carr Cabin Museum is offering socially-distanced

    Craft Saturdays

    11am - 1pm


    January 9 - Winter Snowflakes

    February 20, Ox Bracelet - Rescheduled from 2/13 due to winter storm warning

    March 13 - Brain Teasers

    April 10 - Postcards

    May 15 - Cabin Kids Art Challenge

    June 12 - Butterfly Suncatcher

    July 17 - Soap Carving


    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, 11am - 1pm, 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

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  • 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 2020 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

    Tune in every Wednesday 7/15 - 8/26 at https://www.facebook.com/oldtownsummerconcertseries/.

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