Cartoonist behind Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the Peanuts Gang
Santa Rosa, Calif., – The autumn has always belonged to Peanuts, when the Peanuts Gang boards the bus to return to school (much to Peppermint Patty’s chagrin), Linus faithfully awaits the Great Pumpkin, Lucy devises new ways to fool Charlie Brown into trying to kick the football, and Snoopy prepares his famous Thanksgiving feast of popcorn, pretzels, buttered toast, and jellybeans. And this year, the fall celebrates the genius behind this timeless fixture of American culture-Peanuts comic strip creator Charles M. “Sparky” Schulz (Nov. 26, 1922-Feb. 12, 2000).
In honor of what would have been Schulz’s 100th birthday, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, is leading the centennial celebration of the beloved cartoonist, including a new exhibition, book, USPS stamp release, and events reflecting on Schulz’s enduring legacy, his unforgettable cast of characters, and the many ways his life and art have inspired the world.
“To publish a book, unveil postage stamps, and present an exhibition of renowned artists inspired by his work-it is very meaningful,” said Jean Schulz, Schulz’s widow and Schulz Museum Board President. “It shows the breadth of what Sparky accomplished and the people he touched through many generations. I look forward to sharing this celebration with Sparky’s fans of all ages around the world.”
Upcoming Events (downloadable PDF)
ABOUT THE SCHULZ MUSEUM
Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452 | schulzmuseum.org
The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center opened in 2002 to fulfill its mission of preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, and building an understanding of cartoon art. Located 50 miles north of San Francisco in Santa Rosa, California-where Schulz lived and worked-the Schulz Museum features the largest collection of original Peanuts comic strips in the world and presents changing exhibitions and programming for all ages. The museum also provides reference services and supports a robust traveling exhibition program.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Weekdays*: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Weekends: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
*Closed Tuesdays from Labor Day-Memorial Day
Museum Members, children 3 and under: Free
Seniors 62 and over (with ID): $8.00
Youth 4-18 and college students (with ID): $5.00
EBT Cardholders (with card; up to 4 people): $2.00
Military: $1.00 off admission