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Carthage College

The campus is located on the beautiful Lake Michigan shore with educational, artistic and athletic events open to the public. Host of the Carthage Chamber Music Series, bringing world-class entertainment to Kenosha, along with drama productions, music performances, and free exhibitions in the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art. Liberal arts education since 1847; evening studies for adults; Friday Family Fun Nights September through May.

Did you know?

- Carthage’s 80-acre campus is an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. The general public is invited to tour the Alice Moody Chapin Arboretum and Phil Sanders Audubon Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary during the daylight hours.

- Since 1997, Abraham Lincoln has stood larger than life on the campus. Seated nearby is John Hay, distinguished alumnus and former U.S. Secretary of State. The bronze sculpture is a landmark on the campus, celebrating the connection Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Hay have to Carthage, and illustrating the passage of wisdom from one generation to the next. Through the first year of his presidency, Mr. Lincoln served as a trustee at Illinois State University, which later became Carthage. Mr. Hay attended Illinois State and later served as Mr. Lincoln’s personal secretary. Titled “A Learning Moment,” the sculpture depicts the elder statesman recounting a story to his protégé. The sculptor is Michael Martino.

- The Center for Children’s Literature features a nationally recognized collection of more than 25,000 titles meant to instill a love of reading in children. The center also organizes workshops, reading programs, and lectures from well-known authors. 

- The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) is part of a national network of consortia funded by NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Congress established the program in 1988 to contribute to the nation’s scientific enterprise through research, education, and public service projects. Carthage College has been the lead institution for WSGC since August 2014.

- The Carthage Institute of Astronomy is associated with the Griffin Observatory located at Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave. The Griffin Observatory allows adventurers to see the universe from a historic setting, using modern technology. Following a four-year renovation, the 19th century astronomy laboratory has taken on new life as a stargazing, teaching and recreation facility. It's open to the public on select dates.

- Vertebrate Paleontologist Dr. Thomas Carr is a Carthage College faculty member and senior scientific adviser to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum (located in Kenosha), which houses the Carthage Institute of Paleontology (CIP) laboratory. Since 2006, Dr. Carr has led study tours to the Hell Creek Formation in southeastern Montana, which contains fossils of the last dinosaurs to live in the American West. The DDM is a federally designated repository for the fossils that the CIP collects from federal lands; DDM staff assists the CIP in collecting fossils and transporting them from Montana to Kenosha. 

(Information from Carthage College website and media releases.)

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Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha
ph.262-551-5727 fx.262-551-5995

Meeting Rooms: 80
Guest Rooms: 500

Nestled within an 83-acre park along the Lake Michigan shore, Carthage College offers the ideal setting for your gathering. From a business meeting for 10, to a presentation of 3,500, Carthage has space to accommodate you and experienced people that will make you feel at home. Event spaces offer breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and state of the art audio visual and multimedia equipment, including video-conferencing rooms with satellite downlink. In fact, Carthage College recently added two new multi-million dollar facilities to its beautiful campus; the Hedberg Library and Tarble Athletic & Recreation Center which offer outstanding accommodations for meeting space and presentations. Carthage also has a beautiful Chapel that can host up to 1,800 people. For a more intimate setting, consider the President's Dining Room for a business luncheon or staff retreat. Elegantly landscaped areas accommodate picnics up to 2,000, and Carthage has more than 500 sleeping rooms which allow you to stay where you meet. Consider Carthage for your meeting,conference, seminar, summer camp, holiday party, breakfast meeting or corporate training.

Total Meeting Space: Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Catering Available
Loading Dock Available
Number of Parking Spaces: 1,070

Room - Sq. Footage
Tarble Athletic & Recreation Center - 122,000
Physical Education Complex
Jockey Club A, B - 6,291
Jockey Club A - 3,521
128 A, B, C - 3,472
Jockey Club B - 2,770
Siebert Chapel
Recital Hall - 1,745
Art Gallery - 1,600
128 B - 1,452
128 A - 1,189
128 C - 831
Wartburg Auditorium
Niemann Media Theater*
Fritch Center*
Saemann Room*
Mullen Room*
* Hedberg Library

Located on the picturesque shore of Lake Michigan, Carthage College features a multitude of athletic facilities to host most sporting events.

Major Events Hosted

  • NCAA Division III Baseball Tournaments
  • 2002 Olympic Torch Relay
  • NCAA Division III Regional Basketball Tournament
  • USTA Southeastern Wisconsin Men’s Professional Tennis Futures Tournaments
  • Boys & Girls WIAA High School Soccer Playoffs
  • NCAA Regional women’s’ and men’s volleyball championships
  • CCIW Swimming Championships
  • CCIW Indoor Track and Field Championship

Sport No. of Surfaces

  • Baseball: 1 NCAA regulation field
  • Basketball: 6 Courts
  • Football/Soccer/Lacrosse: 1 FieldTurf® surface
  • Softball: 1 NCAA regulation field
  • Swimming: 25-yard x 40-meter, 16 lanes
  • Tennis: 10 Courts (outdoor)
  • Track & Field: 200-meter indoor/400-meter outdoor
  • Volleyball: 6 Courts
  • Practice Field: 80-yard grass field

N.E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center

  • 156,000-square-foot facility
  • 200-meter, 6-lane track includes pole vault, long jump, and high jump pits in center area
  • 4 multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis
  • 25-yard by 40-meter 16-lane competition swimming pool with timing system and seating for 250
  • 25-foot climbing wall
  • 5,000-square-foot health and fitness center
  • 2 racquetball courts
  • Aerobics room
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions area

Tarble Arena

  • 2 full-size basketball/volleyball courts
  • 4 classrooms and weight room

Art Keller Field

  • Lighted facility ideal for football, soccer and lacrosse
  • 400-meter track
  • State-of-the-art FieldTurf® surface
  • Stadium seating for 2,448
  • Connected to the Campbell Student Center (restaurants and rest rooms)

Smeds Tennis Center

  • 10 hard surface outdoor courts
  • 6 courts equipped with lighting for night play
  • 2 Stadium courts
  • Observation deck
  • Clubhouse and social center for spectators
  • Seating for 500

Kevin Slonac, Tarble Athletic & Recreation Manager
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
Ph. (262) 551-5727
Fx. (262) 551-5995

Carthage College Family Fun Night

October 28, 2016, November 4, 2016, November 11, 2016

Carthage hosts Family Fun Nights on most Friday evenings during the school year. Families can enjoy fun and educational activities in Hedberg Library, browse the collection in the Center for Children’s Literature, use the library computers, or use the N. E. Tarble Athletic & Recreation Center.

Carthage College Music Theatre Workshop: Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party

October 28, 2016 – October 30, 2016

The decadent, roaring 1920s set the stage for this fast-paced musical. A colorful group of partygoers tell the tale of Queenie and Burrs in this dark and jazzy musical.

Carthage College Art Exhibit: Contemporary Ceramic Artists

October 29, 2016 – December 13, 2016

Lability: Amber Ginsburg, Autumn Higgins, Erin Furminsky, Pattie Chalmers, Tyler Lotz, and Sean O’Connell. Curated by ceramic artist Leanne McClurg Cambric, the focus of the show will be on contemporary ceramic artists who use the wall as installation or display space for their work, bridging the two dimensional and three dimensional.

Carthage College Theatre Presents: Marriage a La Mode

November 4-6, 2016 and November 10-12, 2016

This enduring restoration play is updated to 1930 Sicily for a charming and engaging look at love and relationships. Blending satire and romance, John Dryden’s masterpiece demonstrates that the most stylish love is simple and true.

Carthage College Music Department Presents: Lakeside Band Festival

November 5, 2016

Carthage is proud to announce the 14th annual Lakeside Band Festival to be held from November 2-5, 2016. The festival culminates with this free concert in the A. F. Siebert Chapel.

Carthage College Music Department Presents: Philharmonic Concert

November 16, 2016

Enjoy this Philharmonic Concert under the direction of Prof. Ed Kawakami.

Carthage Christmas Festival: And on Earth, Peace

December 2, 2016 – December 4, 2016

Featuring the sounds of the majestic Fritsch Memorial Organ, the Carthage Christmas Festival follows an age-old tradition of sharing the celebration of the birth of Christ through readings and music.

Carthage College Theatre Presents: Vanishing Point Fall Dance Show

December 9, 2016 – December 11, 2016

An expressionist work about a self-fulfilling prophecy, a complex investigation of partner work and weight sharing, a formalist work that is both dynamic and intriguingly developed---the Department of Theatre at Carthage College presents Vanishing Point, a program of dance works that move us through the present. 

Carthage College Art Exhibit: The Biennial Kenosha & Racine Invitational Show

January 9, 2017 - February 25, 2017

Social media such as Facebook and Instagram have changed how we are able to access and view the work of artists worldwide so that what was local has now become international. This new exhibit begins a biannual survey of Kenosha and Racine artists who have regional and national exhibition records.

Carthage College Music Theatre Workshop: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

January 27, 2017 – January 29, 2017

Based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, Disney’s The Little Mermaid has become a classic. The beautiful mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to marry a prince from the world above. A love story for all ages.