Springfield Museums Events April

Museums à la Carte Lecture

Museums à la Carte Lecture

April 25th, 12:15 pm

General Museum Event

The Untold Story of Springfield’s William G. Morgan, Inventor of Volleyball
Joel B. Dearing, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Springfield College, former Head Women’s Volleyball  Coach, and author

This presentation will feature the Springfield connections to the invention of volleyball. Highlights will include a look at the game’s creator, William G. Morgan, and his very unlikely enrollment and graduation from the YMCA Training  School (now known as Springfield College). Unique and surprising connections between Morgan and James Naismith (inventor of basketball) will be presented along with a summary of the early international development of the sport of volleyball.  Little known facts related to volleyball “then and now” will allow for some concluding open forum Q&A from those in attendance.

$2 members; $4 nonmembers

Davis Auditorium, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program; cookies and beverage are provided.

Sponsored by Big Y.

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