Sports! More Than Just a Game Exhibition Preview Attracts Sports & Arts Lovers to the Historical Society

Greenwich Historical Society’s Frank Family Foundation Special Exhibitions Gallery was buzzing during the Member Preview Party for the opening of Sports! More Than Just a Game.

More than 100 people viewed 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.

Kelsie Dalton, Davidde Strackbein, Stephanie Barnett, Ronald Strackbein. Photo by Bob Capazzo

On view through September 3, the dynamic new exhibition on the history of local sporting culture showcases how athletes in Greenwich and surrounding communities broke boundaries, tested their limits and found common ground through athletic achievement.

Sports! More Than Just a Game is curated by Kathleen Craughwell-Varda, an independent curator and museum consultant.

The Greenwich Historical Society’s galleries are open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00pm. 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:

Breaking the color barrier. Photo by Bob Capazzo
Maggie Dimock, Kathleen Craughwell-Varda and Debra Mecky. Photo: by Bob Capazzo