Celebrate Tacoma founding father Job Carr July 2

The staff at Job Car Cabin Museum in Old Town will mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of one of Tacoma’s founding fathers during a public celebration in July.

The event will be held on Thurs., July 2, and begin at 5:30 p.m. at the museum, located at 2350 N. 30th St., with an open house and cake in honor of Carr’s 202nd birthday. This will be followed by a presentation by Gene Grulich at 6:45 p.m. at Slavonian Hall, located at 2306 N. 30th St., in Old Town. Attendees will learn about the history and past attempts to preserve Carr’s original cabin; how the replica of the cabin has created an educational resource for Tacoma; and how log cabin preservation is practiced today. Grulich designed and oversaw the building of the Job Carr Cabin Museum and will touch on the history of the cabin during his presentation.

“We’re pleased to have Gene Grulich presenting this story,” said Job Carr Cabin Museum executive director Mary Bowlby. “His interest in Carr’s original cabin began long before the replication project became a reality. His perspective is quite unique.”

This free event is sponsored by the Job Carr Cabin Museum and the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office. More information is available online at jobcarrmuseum.org.