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Job Carr Cabin Museum

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Living history at Job Carr Cabin Museum
Learning about traveling the Oregon Trail

Help us bring Tacoma’s birthplace to life through interactive learning for elementary students and our community. Living History performers interpret life on the Oregon Trail and in Puget Sound during the mid-1800s to help museum visitors step back in time. Use historical artifacts, activities and period costumes to create an interactive learning presentation for school groups and during special events at the Museum. Performers can portray various people and professions from the history of Old Town Tacoma.

Job Carr Cabin Museum hosts over 40 school groups each year. We rely on living history performers to engage elementary school children in learning about frontier life. Performers may choose to incorporate storytelling, music and dance. Museum staff can assist with research and reference materials.

School field trip presentations are generally scheduled on weekday mornings. Special events are usually scheduled during afternoons, evenings and weekends. Performance times vary from 15 to 60 minutes. Multiple opportunities are available.

We welcome volunteers of all ages, interests and skill levels. Volunteers with experience in education, teaching, history, storytelling, library science, theater and music are strongly encouraged to apply. Stipends may be available. All volunteers must complete a volunteer application form and successfully pass a security background check.

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About Job Carr Cabin Museum


2350 North 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98403, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to bring Tacoma's birthplace to life through interactive learning for elementary students and our community.


The Job Carr Cabin Museum is a replica of Job Carr's log cabin, originally built in 1864/65, as the first permanent non-native residence in Tacoma. The Museum houses interpretive historical displays and artifacts from Tacoma's early days. Educational history programs and tours are provided for school children, educators, history buffs, community residents and visitors to our city.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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2350 North 30th StreetTacoma, WA 98403



  • History
  • Storytelling
  • Public Speaking
  • General Education
  • Theater Arts
  • Teaching / Instruction


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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