MLK Day Programming

This Martin Luther King Day, our Educators will be out on the floors with special activities for our visitors!

Watson Family Cart

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!

Fossil Challenge

Are you up to the challenge? Paleontologists often need to make quick identifications out in the field. Join Educator Cody and take our challenge to see if you can correctly identify what's a fossil and what's not!

Raising an Obelisk

We know that ancient cultures built huge, incredible structures... but how? People in the past knew far more than you might realize about engineering and physics, and made great use of weight and leverage. Come test your historical engineering skills with our miniature model of an obelisk raising to see if you can get the same results!

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