Curiosity Circles

Join us for a new evening event series, Curiosity Circles!  View our newest exhibit, Weapons: Beyond the Blade, and stay to unpack your experiences with and perceptions of weapons with your fellow community members.

Archaeology Day

Join us for Archaeology Day and test your archaeology know-how. In conjunction with our new temporary exhibition, Weapons: Beyond the Blade, the special theme for this year’s event is non-firearm weapons. We’ll feature interactive programming on personal weaponry as an integral part of human history and evolution, and as emblems of power, meaning, beauty, and ingenuity.

MPM Exposed Tours

Website_poster_graphics_HellCreek.jpgThink you know MPM’s exhibits? Think again! Join these adults-only tours of your favorite exhibits and learn the stories our labels don’t tell you.

Cost:  $5 per person plus Museum admission; $3 MPM members
Guests who take the MPM Exposed Tour must be 18+. Tour capacity is 16 people.  
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tours fill up quickly!

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Black Friday

Join our educators for fun family programming on the First Floor. Festivities include making a holiday craft, interacting with docents, and glimpsing rarely seen holiday artifacts from the Streets era.

Meet the Watson Family

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.