Mark your calendar now for the next Family Day at the World Chess Hall of Fame.
It will be held Jan. 5 at the HOF located at 4652 Maryland in St. Louis.
Family Days at the World Chess Hall of Fame are popular events that include a special “kids-eye” tour of the WCHOF galleries and a craft project exploring the connection between chess, art and current exhibitions.
The World Chess Hall of Fame is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Family Day sessions begin at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3:00 p.m on the first Saturday of the month. The tour and project last approximately one hour. The craft is recommended for ages 5-12, but children of all ages may attend.
From hikes in the woods to Shakespeare in the Park, there’s a ton of free and cheap things to do in The Lou this first weekend in June.
Here’s a sampling:
The entire family can learn about the wonders of chess at Family Day at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis on Saturday, June 2.
Docents will lead a visit to the Hall’s galleries for a special kids-eye-view of this cultural institution’s unique exhibitions. The finale is a hands-on craft project tied to the exhibitions. The activities are designed for children ages 5-12.
Reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit the website or call 314-637-9243 x 105.
The World Chess Hall of Fame is located at 4652 Maryland Ave.
Enjoy a family movie at the World Chess Hall of Fame tonight.
“Searching For Bobby Fischer,” a 109-minute movie about a young chess prodigy based on a book by the same name, will be shown at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The World Chess Hall of Fame is at 4652 Maryland Avenue.
Have you ever seen a chess match with humans as the chess pieces?
Probably not but you can at noon tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 10) at the World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis’ newest attraction.
The human chess match is part of the free grand opening celebration of the Hall of Fame which relocated to St. Louis from Miami this week. Scouts of all ages will gather at the new facility at 4652 Maryland Ave. in St. Louis’ Central West End to take part in the human chess match.
Boy Scouts will take part in a human chess match with current scouts and guests as chess pieces which will also mark the launch of the first ever Boy Scouts of America Chess Merit Badge.
The badge, which will be available to Scouts nationwide on Monday, Sept. 12, was developed by The Boy Scouts of America, Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and the World Chess Hall of Fame.
As part of the event, NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff will present the World Chess Hall of Fame with the chess board that flew on the space shuttle Endeavor as part of his official flight kit.
A chess carnival will follow the event.
The World Chess Hall of Fame is a nonprofit institution committed to advancing
education about the cultural and artistic significance of chess. It also offers programming that encourages exploration of the dynamic relationship between art and chess.
For more information about the Hall of Fame’s grand opening or exhibits, visit
www.worldchesshof.org and follow the World Chess Hall of Fame on Facebook and
Twitter (@WorldChessHOF) or call 314-552-6726.
The World Chess Hall of Fame is holding its grand opening at 10 a.m. today. The Hall of Fame is located at 4652 Maryland Ave. in St. Louis,
This new St. Louis institution features displays of artifacts from its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions highlighting the great players, historic games and rich cultural history of chess, according to Hall of Fame officials. The Hall of Fame also commemorates the careers of its inductees and other important contributors to the history of chess.
For more information, call 314-552-6726.