Long Weekend at MPM!
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Join us for programming 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on President’s Day, February 17 AND our Family Fun Day, February 18!
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
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. This interactive program explores the Watson’s family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage.
Come learn about the various birds of MPM and discover how you can become an amateur birdwatcher. Hear about John C. Robinson’s drive to make birding a more inclusive activity for all.
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.
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