Welcome to Kemper Center

Kemper Center is …

…a private, nonprofit organization focusing on preserving the historic nature of the site and offering programs that promote the arts, arts education and local history.

…home to the Anderson Arts Center.

…a stunning venue for weddings, receptions and other important occasions.

…the site of the historic Durkee Mansion, home of U.S. Senator Charles Durkee.

…host to conferences, business meetings, luncheons and special events.

…the restored Kemper Hall, alma mater to alumnae across the country.

…the area’s premier venue for exhibitions, workshops, lectures, performances and family oriented events, including “Kids’ Space”.

…offices and suites available for lease to the public.

…17.5 acres of beautiful park along the Lake Michigan shoreline with an athletic field and both wooded and open spaces.

…on the National Register of Historic Places.



2017 Dancing Season

Introduction to Ballroom Dancing Classes

$55 per couple

Tuesdays in Kemper’s Simmons Auditorium from 7 to 8 pm

Call for Advanced Registration for the following Sessions

Jan. 17, Feb. 14, Feb. 28

March 28, April 18, May 16



Spaghetti Dinner

Unfortunately the Spaghetti Dinner was listed in error in the Kenosha News. There will not be a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday February 17th or 24th.  Please check back for future Kemper Center events!  

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Durkee Mansion open April – October

1st and 3rd Weekends

1:30 – 4 p.m.

Tours available by appointment, 262-925-8040