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Ground Control Opening Reception

November 7, 2019   •   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  •   Cost: Free

Embark on “A Journey Through Chess and Space” at The World Chess Hall of Fame.


Their new exhibit “Ground Control: A Journey Through Chess and Space” explores space-themed chess sets and significant chess events from the year 1969, in connection with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Highlights of this exhibition include “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” and other pop-culture-themed chess sets from the World Chess Hall of Fame’s permanent collection as well as a signed chessboard that was flown on the final mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.


Free admission to the Opening Reception on November 7. Complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and valet will be provided.


For more information, please email events@worldchesshof.org or call 314-367-9243.

Participating Members:

The World Chess Hall of Fame