Interact with the true story of Sully and Susanna Watson, a couple who played a vital role in establishing Milwaukee’s black middle class.
Museum Week returns to Milwaukee for a second year!
Join us in celebrating Milwaukee’s museums January 18 through 26, 2020. From tours, talks, and programs to interesting exhibits, there is something exciting for everyone!
Meet the Watson Family: Special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Interact with the true story of Sully and Susanna Watson, a couple who played a vital role in establishing Milwaukee’s black middle class. Experience a replica of the Watson House in the Streets of Old Milwaukee and explore their family history through images and objects that illustrate this vibrant era in the city’s black heritage. 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.