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A foursome of players wear original 19th-century clothing.
Exhibit reveals Croquet's past

A figure of a female croquet player adorns this antique oil lamp.Croquet is a simple sport, familiar to almost everyone. However, few people are aware that during its 19th-century heyday croquet was deemed by some to be immoral, improper and dishonest.

Yet the lawn sport has endured. Croquet’s resiliency is due to its adaptability. It can be played by anyone, of any skill level, in any location.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center examines the complexities that took the sport from peak to rapid decline (1865-1890) in its new exhibit Croquet: A Sport Story. On display NOW through August 1, 2010. Presenting Sponsors of the exhibit are
Diversified Insurance and Auto-Owners Insurance.


Co-presenting sponsor of 'Croquet: A Sport Story' is Auto-Owners Insurance. Co-presenting sponsor of 'Croquet: A Sport Story' is Diversified Insurance Service.