Black History Month at MPM

Watson familyVisit the Museum  on weekdays 10 a.m. to noon* during Black History Month  to learn about the Watson family!

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.

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.

Visit on Kohl's Thank You Thursday, February 6 for extended hours and FREE admission to Black History Month programming.

*Extended 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. hours February 6, 17, and 18. No programming February 14 and 21.

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