Beloit College is situated high on a hill overlooking the Rock River in Downtown Beloit. The college was founded in 1846, making it the oldest continuously-operated college in Wisconsin. In addition, it was founded while the state was still a territory.
The campus offers 40 wooded acres of winding walkways to meander along. In addition, it contains 20 conical, linear, and animal effigy mounds built between about A.D. 400 and 1200. One, in the form of a turtle, has inspired the symbol (and unofficial mascot) of the college.
This small liberal arts college is nationally recognized for their curricular innovation, first-year initiatives, and their international programs. It is also recognized for their concerts, dance performances, theatre productions, and annual Folk n’ Blues Festival.
Beloit College Museums
Logan Museum of Anthropology, contains artifacts from around the world. The museum, founded in 1894, contains 300,000 archaeological and ethnological objects from around the world. Some of the artifacts include Native American baskets and pre-Columbian and prehistoric Native American ceramics.
Wright Museum of Art is known for its architecture as well as the fine art on display. The museum contains more than a dozen exhibitions, drawn from the permanent collection. In addition, it has regional and student artists and national touring shows. The galleries are filled year-round.