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Chess at the Mechanics’ Institute

Chess has been a fixture of the Mechanics’ Institute for 160 years. Learn about the Chess Club’s history, anecdotes about famous players and tournaments, and current achievements.

After the lecture stay and watch the Institute’s Tuesday Night Marathon.

Activities

Admission: 
Members & Public Free
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Location: 
4th Floor Meeting Room
Questions?
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
Register now by using the form below or calling 415-393-0101.

Future Activities

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Aug 19 - 12:00pm

The Writers' Lunch: the Joy of Travel and Adventure Writing
moderated by Taryn Edwards

Aug 21 - 2:00pm

Writing and Revising Narrative History
with historian Megan Kate Nelson

Aug 25 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group

Aug 31 - 12:00pm

In-Person Tour of the Mechanics' Institute
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards

Sep 7 - 12:00pm

Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards