Meet the Watson Family

Meet the Watson Family!

watson familySully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of ante-bellum Virginia in 1834 and, after several years in Ohio, arrived in Milwaukee in 1850. Through skilled labor and business entrepreneurship, the couple played a vital role in establishing Milwaukee’s black middle class.

Stop by the replica Watson House in the Streets of Old Milwaukee for this interactive program exploring the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays  in February from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
February 19 (President's Day) from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Free for MPM members and with general admission.

Event Date
  • Tuesday, February 6th, 10:00AM
  • Wednesday, February 7th, 10:00AM
  • Thursday, February 8th, 10:00AM
  • Tuesday, February 13th, 10:00AM
  • Wednesday, February 14th, 10:00AM
  • Thursday, February 15th, 10:00AM
  • Monday, February 19th, 11:00AM
  • Tuesday, February 20th, 10:00AM
  • Wednesday, February 21st, 10:00AM
  • Thursday, February 22nd, 10:00AM