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.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in February from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
February 19 (President's Day) from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free for MPM members and with general admission.