Mayor Cavalier Johnson
Press Release

International Nelson Mandela Day to include free MPM event, admission


By - Jul 7th, 2021 09:13 am

International Nelson Mandela Day is recognized on July 18, and this year the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is partnering with other community organizations to host a free family-friendly event that includes admission to the museum and the special exhibit, Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition.

Alderman Cavalier Johnson, a Mandela Community Council member, is encouraging residents to save the date for this event. “I was honored to serve on the Mandela Community Council with the Milwaukee Public Museum as we worked to bring this special Mandela exhibit to Milwaukee where it has made its United States debut,” he said. “Residents citywide should take advantage of this exhibit being free on July 18, and take the chance to learn about the impact Nelson Mandela has had, and continues to have, on us all.”

Designed to educate, entertain, and inspire, this immersive and interactive exhibition features previously unseen film, photos, and the display of more than 150 historical artifacts and personal effects on loan from the Mandela family, museums, and archives worldwide.

Outdoor family-friendly activities will be offered beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, including exhibit-inspired art installations, Mandela Pledge volunteer opportunity ideas, a South African Boot Dance demonstration and more! Additional info can be found on the MPM website.

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