Kemper Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a non-profit historical, cultural and arts center and a Kenosha County park. Kemper exists today to preserve the historic nature of the site and buildings. Programs at Kemper Center promote an understanding of local history and provide a historic setting for cultural, educational and recreational activities.
Comprising 17.5 acres of landscaped grounds along the Lake Michigan shoreline, Kemper Center is home to Durkee Mansion, a restored Victorian mansion; and the Anderson Arts Center art gallery. The now non-denominational Kemper Chapel provides space for weddings, other rites and musical events. The former Kemper Hall Dining Room, Study Hall and other specialized classrooms have been transformed into a state-of-the-art Conference Center. Businesses, organizations, families and friends also rent space for meetings and parties in Ambrose Hall (the former convent), Simmons Auditorium, and the Kady B. Faulkner Building. The Kemper Arboretum, Athletic Field, Northeast Grounds and Anderson Arts Center South Lawn provide wonderful settings for outdoor activities and events.
Private Guided Tours of Kemper Center are available for groups by appointment. To arrange a tour or for more information, please contact Nancy Weatherhead at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at (262)925-8042.