July 26, 2012
10,000 guests have visited since opening last September. Notable visitors during the first year include international style icon and St. Louis native Derek Blasberg, decorator and TV personality Nate Berkus, former first daughter Barbara Bush Jr., and photographer Harry Benson.
Says World Chess Hall of Fame Director Susan Barrett: “We had a goal of welcoming 10,000 visitors by our first birthday, but hit that goal four months early in June. This demonstrates that the community’s is supportive of our cultural insitution and their interest in what we’ve brought to the local arts scene.”