• Special Events & Programs

    2022 Events and Activities

  • Summer Storytime

    with local author Mary Boone

    Monday, July 18


    Find out about edible bugs at an outdoor book talk. Join local author Mary Boone at Job Carr Cabin Museum as she shares about the role insects fill in feeding people around the world. During this event, kids can taste test and create a bug craft.

    Copies of her book Bugs for Breakfast will be available for purchase.

  • Craft Saturdays

    Arts and crafts for all ages

    Upcoming Craft Saturday Events 

    June 25 - Explore the Outdoors

    July 23 - Paper Kites

    August 27 - Thaumatrope Toys

    October 1 - Tacoma Fiber Fling

    November 19 - Fall Leaves

    December 10 - Tree Ornament


    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.

    Additional 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

    April 23 - Buzzsaw Button Spinner

    March 26 - Caterpillar Craft

    February 26 - Backyard Bird Feeder

    January 22 - Tiger / Cat Origami

    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

  • Friday, July 8, 11am-12noon

    Friday, July 15, 11am-12noon

    Friday, August 12, 10am-11am

    Friday, August 26, 10am-11am


    Children ages 3-9 and their families are invited to participate in our Museum Storytime events. Each date features a unique theme with fun picture book read-alongs and crafts.


    Join us in Old Town Park for these outdoor events led by our Museum team.

  • Old Town Walking Tour:

    Tacoma's 1st Main Street

    Saturday, July 30


    Meet at the Museum for a 1-hour guided history tour of Old Town Tacoma. We will explore buildings and landmarks along N 30th Street, Tacoma's first Main Street.

    No pre-registration required.

    Please arrive 10 minutes before scheduled start time.

    This event is part of Pierce County Trails Day!

  • 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.
  • Pioneer Craft & Music Fest

     Saturday, May 14     10am - 2pm

    Thanks for joining us in Old Town Park for this community event during Tacoma's Heritage Preservation Month.


    Experience a variety of heritage crafts, arts activities, demonstrations, and folk music.

    Thank you to our 2022 event sponsors!


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