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History of Kemper Center


Our plan for the future……

includes you!

Over 35 years ago, when Kemper Hall Closed its doors, no one could predict its fate.  A vision of the future could not yet be seen by anyone.  Kemper Center, Inc. was formed to help everyone focus their sights on the task at hand – saving the property and buildings.

Kemper Center has evolved over the past 25 years into a true historic landmark.  We have completed the restoration of the Durkee Mansion, the premier historical residence in Kenosha County.  The former Anderson mansion was transformed into the Anderson Arts Center, the only public fine arts center in Kenosha County.  The South Wing restoration project gave Kemper Center a state of the art conference and banquet facility.

Future growth lies in expansion into areas that have already proven to be successful:  increased rental of our facilities for weddings, receptions, conferences and banquets; and the expansion of art classes for children.  We are now looking at the former Kemper Hall classroom and dorm areas to determine how to return these spaces to classrooms for art students.  Development of the third and fourth floors for rentals is currently underway.


**Please consider a donation or membership to Kemper Center, Inc!

For further information please call our office at (262) 925-8040. **




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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