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Friday, February 1st

Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Monday, February 4th

Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, February 5th

Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, February 6th

Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Thursday, February 7th

Kohl's Thank You Thursday

  • 9:00 am

ktytALL visitors receive FREE general admission to MPM on the first Thursday of every month* during Kohl's Thank You Thursday.

The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Kohl's Thank You Thursday.

Kohl's Thank You Thursday is free for individuals and families (excluding groups). Children must be accompanied by an adult to receive free admission.

*MPM is closed for Independence Day, July 4. KTYT will take place on July 11.

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Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Friday, February 8th

Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Saturday, February 9th

Hidden MPM: Docent's Choice

  • 11:00 am

costumed docentsWho better to pick tour topics than our very own docents?!
February 2 -  Shanna Hillard: Apex Predators
February 9 - Paul Komorowski: Weapons
February 16 - Chris Hillard: Ancient Urbanization
February 23 - Chris Rundblad: The T. rex

Cost
$4 non-members, $2 members  plus general admission
Tickets available online when buying admission;  by calling 414-278-2728; or at the Admissions windows.

Tickets

February 2 February 9 February 16 February 23

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Urban Wildlife: Poetry in Your Backyard

  • 11:00 am

leaf penYouth are invited for hands-on fun, discovery, and exploration learning about wildlife you might find in your own backyard! Get inspired to create poetry about the natural world.  Locations vary.

Details

This event is part of our Field Work MKE program, hosted by Milwaukee Public Library and Milwaukee Public Museum.

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Monday, February 11th

Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, February 12th

Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, February 13th

The Botany of Beverages: Lecture

  • 6:00 pm

leaf logoPlants and plant products are the basis for most of the beverages we drink. Explore the ups and downs of why we wet our whistles with this plant gunk. Learn information on the familiar and not-so-familiar drinks and the botany within them. 

No registration required, but seating is limited.

Details

Location

Stone Creek Factory Cafe
422 North 5th Street
Milwaukee, 53203

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Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Thursday, February 14th

Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Friday, February 15th

Romancing the Stars - Planetarium Show

  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm

Website_poster_RomancingStars%20(1).jpgThis Valentine's Day, give that special someone the universe! 

The Daniel M. Soref Planetarium presents a special two-evening run of the Valentine's show Romancing the Stars. Couples can embark on an out-of-this-world date at the Planetarium, complete with a romantic tour of the universe and a look at which star clusters are actually "constellations of love." A red rose and box of chocolates will be given to each couple.

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Black History Month at MPM

  • 10:00 am

Watson familyVisit the Museum  during the month of February to learn about the Watson Family from 10:00 a.m. to noon*!

Explore the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. Sully and Susanna Watson took their family from the oppressive conditions of antebellum 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.

*Visitor engagements during Kohl's Thank You Thursday on February 7  will be  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Saturday, February 16th

Food & Froth

  • 7:00 pm

food and froth logoThis event is sold out.

Join us for an evening benefiting the Milwaukee Public Museum on Saturday, February 16, 2019!

Don't miss your one chance to tip back with a T. rex, snap a selfie with Snake, and cheers with Granny in the Streets of Old Milwaukee


 

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Hidden MPM: Docent's Choice

  • 11:00 am

costumed docentsWho better to pick tour topics than our very own docents?!
February 2 -  Shanna Hillard: Apex Predators
February 9 - Paul Komorowski: Weapons
February 16 - Chris Hillard: Ancient Urbanization
February 23 - Chris Rundblad: The T. rex

Cost
$4 non-members, $2 members  plus general admission
Tickets available online when buying admission;  by calling 414-278-2728; or at the Admissions windows.

Tickets

February 2 February 9 February 16 February 23

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Monday, February 18th

Planetarium - Wisconsin Stargazing

  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm

Website_poster_graphics_WiStar.jpgTake a live tour of the current Wisconsin night sky in this 22-minute guided Planetarium program. A lively astronomy educator will show you all of the current sights on a clear Dome Theater “sky,” such as planets, constellations, meteors, and other fun celestial phenomena. The program includes a cosmic Q&A session and requests from the audience.






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