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.)
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha
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.
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
Recital Hall - 1,745
Art Gallery - 1,600
128 B - 1,452
128 A - 1,189
128 C - 831
Niemann Media Theater*
* 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
Sport No. of Surfaces
N.E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center
Art Keller Field
Smeds Tennis Center
Hitters Baseball is a highly competitive, youth baseball organization, which is committed to the highest level of baseball. It competes in major baseball “showcase” tournaments, which include some of the best teams and players from across the country. Baseball fans and spectators are welcome.