2019 Events and Activities
Author, broadcaster, columnist
Nearly four decades ago Dorothy Wilhelm was a widow with six children and as far as she knew, no employable skills. She could not even drive her car on the freeway.
Today she still has six children, but everything else has changed. She is a columnist, humorist, speaker and broadcaster, she has spoken to audiences from Bangkok to Nashville.
Dorothy hosted Beacon Award winning My Home Town on Comcast TV for a decade and Dorothy now does an internet radio broadcast on the SOB Radio network. (That stands for Spunky Old Broads. All the hosts are women over fifty.) She does Tai Chi three times a week, including Sword Form – and she drives anywhere she wants.
Dorothy spent ten years as Creativity Expert for KIRO radio and TV in Seattle, sometimes sharing the microphone with Dave Ross who has written the Foreword for her book.
True Tales of Puget Sound
by Dorothy Wilhelm
True Tales of Puget Sound has been officially named this year’s best seller for The History Press.
Filled with warm, quirky, vignettes of the history of Puget Sound, True Tales really are, as Dorothy guarantees, stories you never heard before.
Signed books will be available for $20, with a generous portion of the proceeds benefiting Job Carr Cabin Museum.
"Book and a Brick" Gift Special!
Small Business Saturday
Purchase a signed copy of True Tales of Puget Sound at our event and receive a discounted price on engraved Cabin plaza bricks. ($125 each instead of $175).
This deal is only available at the 11/30 book signing event. You may order as many bricks as you'd like at the discounted price.
Certificate(s) available at purchase.
Bricks will be engraved in the summer.
Stories, games and crafts for kids ages 3-9 and their families
Friday, December 6 at 11am
Who can resist the smell of gingerbread? Join us on 12/6 for gingerbread stories and activities designed for children ages 3+ and their families.
Summer Storytime at the Cabin
June 28 - August 30, 2019
Thank you for joining our amazing guest storytellers for fun stories, games and crafts
designed for kids ages 3-9 and their families.
Join us on Saturday, December 14, 2019
to celebrate the season at Tacoma's birthplace!
* Santa Photos * Cookies and Cocoa
* Holiday Choirs * Children's Crafts
Refreshments available while supplies last
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.
Digital Photos with Santa
Our cozy cabin fireplace is the perfect setting for your keepsake Santa picture! Bring the whole family and make a memory.
Please note the Museum is closed on the following dates:
Drop by the Cabin for fun arts and crafts activities designed for children ages 3-9 and their families.
Schedule a guided group tour of Old Town Tacoma.
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. We can 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
(June - September)