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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 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
Free with Admission
There are metered spaces available on most downtown streets. Meters are free on Sundays. There are also several municipal lots near MPM, including MacArthur Square parking structure which is adjacent to the Museum and is accessible via James Lovell Street. The parking structure includes an entrance to the Museum on the ground level, eliminating the need to walk outside. Members receive a discount when visiting the Museum (this $5 flat-rate is for MPM members only — get your ticket validated at Member Services). For more parking options and maps, visit parkmilwaukee.com. The Milwaukee Public Museum is also fully accessible to people with disabilities. Please see our accessibility page for details.