Sports! Exhibition at Greenwich Historical Society

Sports! More Than Just a Game Exhibition

Greenwich Historical Society Presents a Wide-Ranging and Inclusive View into Sporting History and Local Athletes who Broke Boundaries

A dynamic exhibition on the history of local sporting culture that showcases how athletes in Greenwich and surrounding communities broke boundaries, tested their limits and found common ground through athletic achievement will be on view at Greenwich Historical Society March 8 through September 3, 2023. Sports! More Than Just a Game will feature exclusive memorabilia, historic sporting equipment and apparel and personal effects from some of America’s most celebrated athletes who made their homes in Greenwich, including Olympic gold medalists Dorothy Hamill and Donna de Varona, baseball great Tom Seaver and football legend Steve Young.

Artifacts, memorabilia and visuals support themes: 

  •         Sporting History in Pre-Colonial America.
  •         Baseball’s Connecticut Roots and Continued Legacy
  •         Women Carve Out a Place in American Sports
  •         Breaking the Color Barrier
  •         Football in Connecticut and a Greenwich Great
  •         Elite Sports in Greenwich and the Country Club Movement
  •         Racquetball: A Greenwich Sport

Sports! More than Just a Game is curated by Kathleen Craughwell-Varda, an independent curator and museum consultant and the director of Conservation ConneCTion, a training and granting program for cultural heritage organizations. The Frank Family Foundation Special Exhibitions Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. with museum admission. Adults $10, seniors and students $8 and free to all members, and children under 18. Group tours are available on request.  For more information and to RSVP for events:

Submitted by Cos Cob, CT

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