Martin Luther King Jr. Day

watson familyStop by the replica Watson House in the Streets of Old Milwaukee for an interactive program exploring the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage!  Free with general admission.

Sully 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.

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