Greenwich Historical Society in collaboration with Greenwich Croquet Club present The Art of Croquet: Lecture and Demonstration with Lee Kennedy, on Thursday, May 18.
The lecture will be held in the Vanderbilt Education Center Lecture Hall, and the demonstration will take place in the Great Lawn.
Lee Kennedy, president of Greenwich Croquet Club, will share a brief history of the sport’s origins, conduct a live demonstration, and invite attendees for some hands-on practice in shooting hoops. As a bonus, participants are invited to join Lee and members of Greenwich Croquet Club on May 19 and 20 to play at the Club’s Bruce Park courts.
“Greenwich Croquet is thrilled to collaborate with the Historical Society to help build awareness for the centuries-old sport that has a long and storied tradition in Greenwich,” says Kennedy. “Croquet is often portrayed as a leisurely summer pastime. It is actually more akin to ‘a souffle of chess and billiards’, requiring cunning, and teamwork, coupled with a sense of humor and humility. As such it attracts sporty types with a competitive mindset.”“The May 18th lecture and demonstration is open to anyone with an interest in croquet, including beginners and those who have only played backyard-style,” says the Historical Society’s Public Programs Manager Stephanie Barnett.” Lee aims to make it a fun and educational evening that will entice participants to pick up a mallet and play.” Croquet is featured in the Historical Society’s exhibition Sports! More Than Just a Game, a dynamic history of local sporting culture that showcases how athletes in Greenwich and surrounding communities broke boundaries, tested limits and found common ground through athletic achievement, on view through September 3.
For more information and to register visit: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/the-art-of-croquet-lecture/