THNOC Chess Club blends the game of chess with creative activities and historical research. Members learn about the rich history of chess in New Orleans from the 19th century to the present day. For questions about the club, contact THNOC Education Specialist Kendric Perkins.

Who can join?

Anyone with basic knowledge of the rules of chess and chess notation can join the club. This is a club for all ages!

Who leads the club?

THNOC Chess Club is youth-led. Members in the 6th–12th grades will be given the opportunity to plan THNOC’s annual Community Chess Day, where we host a community chess tournament and showcase club members’ chess-related creative projects.

When and where does the club meet?

For the 2024 Chess Club, youth members interested in leading the club will meet on site at The Collection bi-monthly.

  • Saturday, March 2 1 p.m.–3 p.m. in our Education Classroom at 610 Toulouse Street
  • Saturday, May 11 1 p.m.–3 p.m. in our Education Classroom at 610 Toulouse Street
  • Saturday, July 13 1 p.m.–3 p.m. in our Education Classroom at 610 Toulouse Street
  • Saturday, September 7 1 p.m.–3 p.m. in our Education Classroom at 610 Toulouse Street

Chess Club is free to attend and is for all ages! RSVP to attend upcoming meetings below.


Chess Fest

The Chess Fest is an event organized by THNOC Chess Club. Click here for more information.

Check out past projects by club members!