The Morals of Chess: Benjamin Franklin

ChessChess On the way to work today I stopped to read and enjoy the special traveling exhibit, Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. I learned that Benjamin Franklin LOVED to play chess. In fact, he wrote an essay about Chess for the The Columbian Magazine in 1786 entitled, The Morals of Chess. Benjamin Franklin is recognized as one of the earliest players of chess in America. Speaking of chess, did you know that we play chess regularly here at the library? The next Chesstastic event is scheduled Sunday May 15, 1 pm to 4 pm at the Traverwood Branch.


thats a cool fact!

when was chess developed?