The Art of Croquet: Lecture and Demonstration with Lee Kennedy

Event Details

Date: May 18, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm
–6:30 pm


Register below

Vanderbilt Education Center Lecture Hall and Great Lawn

In association with the Greenwich Croquet Club

Explore the historic and complex sport of croquet through conversation and an interactive demonstration. Join Greenwich Historical Society for an evening of summer sport as Lee Kennedy of the Greenwich Croquet Club shares a brief overview of the history and background of croquet before engaging the audience with a live demonstration. Following the demonstration, Lee Kennedy will invite attendees to shoot some hoops and get hands-on practice with the game of croquet. Participants of the program will be invited to join Mr. Kennedy in a day of play and practice on the Bruce Park courts the following Friday and Saturday. Players of all abilities are invited to join.

Featured image: Members of the Wilcox Family with Croquet Mallets, Greenwich, Connecticut, late 19th century. Greenwich Historical Society

Lee Kennedy

Speaker Bio

Lee Kennedy is a retired Architect, AIA, RIBA, NCARB. ARCUK.  A native of Oklahoma City, he holds two Bachelor Degrees from Oklahoma University: a Major in Business Management, Minor in Law, and a Major in Architecture, with Minors in Structural Engineering and History of Architecture. Lee is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society. 

Lee’s first encounter with computers came with designing a statically indeterminate structural problem. He attended classes on architectural computer graphics at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  He taught design at Parsons School of Design in New York City in the 1970s and his early entrance into computer-aided design in the 1980s led to his second book, CAD, Drawing Design Data Management, published by Whitney Library of Design in 4 editions, including Spanish and Japanese.

In 2004, he completed a full course of Music Studies at the Westchester Music Conservatory and has written or arranged about 50 musical scores. He is an American Flag History Scholar and Collector, a Son of the American Revolution, and a USAF Veteran.  Lee served as Vice President of the Arrow Bag Company, President of the Board at his NYC Cooperative residence, Chairman of the Millbrook NY Planning Board, and President of the Greenwich CT Croquet Club.  His architectural work included a cross-section of project types in the US, UK, and Iraq.

He now lives in Greenwich Connecticut and divides his time between writing curiosity booklets and playing croquet at Bruce Park.