A Place To Sit

The Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail commissioned artist Kathryn E. Martin to create a sculpture at Emmber Lane and Canal Street. Her piece, “A Place to Sit,” is inspired by a quote from local historian John Gurda who characterized European settlement in Milwaukee as a wild “game of musical chairs” leaving the Native Americans with “nowhere to sit.” Katie offers three high-backed chairs engraved with the names of tribes who made Milwaukee their home, honoring the spirit and people of Wisconsin’s Native American tribes. The sculpture was installed in 2009.

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