Same Backyard Croquet You Know How to Play...
Fun Quad Cities Event!
Step back in time for the fourth annual Colonel’s Croquet Party on SUNDAY, August 23, 2015, on Arsenal Island at 2:00 p.m.
Croquet courts will be set up on the lawn of the historic Quarters One. Teams of two are encouraged to dress in their croquet whites (if you want to) for the round robin tournament to play the same game of croquet you play in your backyard.
Equipment will be provided. There will be hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and wine tasting served al fresco at Quarters One. No-host bar also available.
NEW THIS YEAR! Join characters from Alice in Wonderland to play croquet during the event and get pictures taken.
Attendees also receive a pass for a complimentary guided tour of the Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island.
Tickets are $25.00 for adults; and $10.00 for children 5-11 years to attend the annual Colonel’s Croquet Party. Hors d’oeuvres, croquet play, wine tasting by Creekside Vineyards, and tours of the house are included. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jessica Waytenick at 309-737-4280 or purchase tickets online at www.davenporthouse.org.
Parking is available at the Arsenal Island Golf Club, and the courts are right by there.
The Colonel’s Croquet Party is a fundraiser for the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation.
This is a rain or shine event.
A current U.S. picture ID for persons 16 years or older is needed in order to be permitted on Arsenal Island because it is a working military facility. You can access Arsenal Island using the Moline, Illinois, gate.
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Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation
The Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation (CDHF) is a nonprofit volunteer group that works to preserve Colonel George Davenport’s former home and share his story with the community. The Colonel Davenport House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1833-1834 and is on the North end of Arsenal Island in the Quad Cities. Colonel Davenport was the first permanent white settler in the Quad Cities and built the first house in the area. The Foundation relies on volunteers to maintain and operate the house. It is open for tours from May to October, Thursday-Sunday from 12-4 p.m.