Culture Corner


Upcoming at our local Museums:

Job Carr Cabin Museum
2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma
Info: or

July events at the Job Carr Cabin Museum:

Old Town’s Job Carr Cabin Museum hosts many events for children and adults. For the kids, there are crafts at the cabin every other Saturday as well as story time on Fridays. Storytellers will also fan out to Tacoma’s libraries through the summer. For adults, there are monthly history tours that set out from the cabin. Below you will find a listing of events through July. Visit the above websites to get a full list of events through the rest of the summer and beyond.

Craft Saturdays
Drop by the cabin for fun arts and crafts activities designed for children ages 3-9 and their families. Activities are held on the second Saturday of each month, February through December.

  • Saturday, July 14, 12-6 p.m.
    On July 14, the craft activity is rock painting.

Summer Storytime at the Cabin
Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, through Aug. 31. Stories, games and crafts for kids ages 3-9 and their families

  • Friday, July 20, 11 a.m. to noon
    Storyteller Amanda shares farm stories and a children’s craft. Children ages 3-9 and their families are invited to join. Admission to the museum and all events are “pay as you can.”
  • Friday, July 27, 11 a.m. to noon
    Children can hear stories about homes of the past, present and future. Then, kids can build with Lincoln Logs and design a house of their own.

Pioneer Storytime at Tacoma Public Libraries
Through Aug. 9, Job Carr Cabin storytellers will be visiting all eight branches of the Tacoma Public Library in summer 2018.

  • July 17, 1 p.m., Fern Hill Branch
    Head to the Fern Hill Branch of the Tacoma Public Library for Pioneer Storytime. Can you imagine life before cars, phones or lightbulbs? Step back in time to find out what it was like to be a kid when the city of Tacoma was just starting. Enjoy stories, toys, games and crafts from the Oregon Trail. For ages 3-7. Info:
  • July 28, 10:30 a.m., Mottett Branch
    Head to the Mottett Branch of the Tacoma Public Library for Pioneer Storytime. Info:

Old Town History Walks
Guided monthly walks, Saturday mornings, May through Sept. Are you curious about Tacoma history? Do you want to learn more about Tacoma’s early residents? Have you ever wondered about the buildings in the Old Town neighborhood? There is one guided tour each month, May through September. Walks take place, rain or shine. Tours last approximately one hour. Tours begin at Job Carr Cabin Museum unless otherwise noted.

  • Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. to noon
    Immigrant Influences: This tour will focus on people whose stories are rooted in faraway places but found a home in Old Town Tacoma.

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