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Events and Exhibitions, October-December 2023

Santa Rosa, Calif.- Autumn has arrived with a fresh new season of programs and exhibitions at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Events include a Veterans Day dedication ceremony, a visit from MUTTS cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 50th-anniversary celebration. Plus, revisit school memories with the Peanuts gang in the new exhibition It’s Time for School, Charlie Brown!, now on view.

See below for a complete list of events and exhibitions through December.


Holiday Guide

Holiday Guide

Holiday Guide

Holiday Guide

OCTOBER

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Homeschool Day: Snoopy in Orbit*

Explore the exhibition Snoopy in Orbit while learning about space through crafts and activities. Hear from NASA’s Education Outreach Strategy Manager Patricia Moore (at 10:15 am) about NASA’s return to the Moon and future missions to Mars; launch rockets with Robert Ferguson Observatory; explore radio communication with Sonoma County Radio Amateurs; make a nebula in a jar, and more. Also, ice skate at Snoopy’s Home Ice from 12:30-2:00 pm. >>

Saturday, Oct. 14, 1:00-3:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist: Jen de Oliveira

Meet, watch, and talk to Jen de Oliveira, creator of the webcomic Reggie. She will be signing her new graphic novel, Reggie: Kid Penguin (June 2023). >>

Saturday, Oct. 14, 12:30-2:00 pm
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Crafts & Treats!*

Make a variety of treats and crafts with Norene Cox (partypinching.com), including a Great Pumpkin candleholder, Snoopy skeleton snacks, and more. Recommended for ages 6-16. >>

Sign up for a hands-on workshop inspired by It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on October 14

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Saturday, Oct. 14, 4:00-5:30 pm
It’s the Great Pumpkin Crafts & Treats Happy Hour!*

Adults are invited to get into the Halloween spirit in this fun workshop led by Norene Cox (partypinching.com). Enjoy adult beverages while making a Great Pumpkin candleholder, leaf lollipop brownies, and more. >>

Saturday, Oct. 21, 1:00 pm
Personalities on Parade: Facial Expressions of the Peanuts Characters

Join author and certified facial coding expert Dan Hill for a lively look at the personalities of the Peanuts gang as revealed by their signature facial expressions. >>

Saturday, Oct. 21, 5:30-9:00 pm
Kids Night at the Museum: Space-tacular Fun*

Drop kids off after hours for a night of activities inspired by the exhibition Snoopy in Orbit, including pizza, games, crafts, and cartooning. Recommended for ages 5-10. >>

Monday, Oct. 30, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Happy Halloween, Charlie Brown*

Come in costume and trick-or-treat at the Schulz Museum! Make a goodie bag, explore a spooky sensory bin, create a pompom pumpkin patch, and watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (at 11:45 am, run time: 30 minutes). Designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Held on the last Monday of the month (excluding December). Register online or at the door. >>

NOVEMBER

Saturday, Nov. 4, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Entertainment Technology Badge Workshop*

Girl Scout Juniors will earn and receive their Entertainment Technology badge. Create short movies using a green screen while completing other hands-on technology challenges. >>

Friday, Nov. 10, 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Veterans Day Dedication and FREE Day

Enjoy free admission and special activities in honor of Veterans. At 11:00 am, join the plaque dedication ceremony in honor of Charles M. Schulz’s WWII service in the 20th Armored Division, with the presentation of colors from the USCG Training Center Petaluma Honor Guard, performances by Maria Carillo High School jazz choir, special speakers, including Jean Schulz. At 11:30 am, look for military planes overhead, followed by a display of military vehicles and oral histories by the Pacific Coast Air Museum. Nation’s Finest will also recognize local heroes for Veterans in a special celebration as part of their traveling community awareness program. >>

Charles M. Schulz (left) with army friends Marvin Tack (middle) and Larry Payne (right), c. 1943. (c)SFIPT

Saturday, Nov. 11, 1:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist: Patrick McDonnell*

MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell celebrates the release of his new original graphic novel The Super Hero’s Journey with a live conversation with Charles Kochman, editor-in-chief of Abrams ComicArts, followed by a book signing. >>

Saturday, Nov. 18, 1:00-4:00 pm
50 Years of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!

Celebrate with crafts, activities, and screenings of the movie on the big screen. Meet voice actors Todd Barbee (Charlie Brown) and Robin Kohn (Lucy Van Pelt). Create your own Snoopy-inspired Thanksgiving meal to-go with popcorn, pretzels, jellybeans, and toast; make a Snoopy chef’s hat; collage thank you cards; and more. At 2:00 pm, Jason Mendelson of Lee Mendelson Film Productions will speak about the history of the animated special and its music. Bring food items to donate to Redwood Empire Food Bank and receive one free child’s admission. >>

Monday, Nov. 20-Wednesday, Nov. 22
Thanksgiving Break Camps for Kids

Half-day and full-day classes are available in art, animation, cartooning, and more. Join our email list to be notified when camp schedule is available.

Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25, 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Family Fun Weekend

Join cartoonist Joe Wos for live performances and cartoon workshops throughout the day! >>

Monday, Nov. 27, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Season of Giving*

Get into the spirit of giving this holiday season by collaging cards, making a thankful tree, and beading friendship bracelets! Designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Held on the last Monday of the month (excluding December). Register online or at the door. >>

New Year's balloon drop

DECEMBER

Saturday, Dec. 2, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Comic Artist Badge Workshop*

Girl Scout Cadettes will earn and receive their Comic Artist badge. Cadettes will learn how to create a four-panel comic strip and can attend in person or online. >>

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist: Gene Luen Yang and Clash Royal Tournament

Join award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, creator of American Born Chinese (now a Disney+ TV series), as he welcomes The Books of Clash. Yang will discuss his work, followed by a book signing and live Clash Royale tournament for prizes! >>

Saturday and Sunday, Dec.16 and 17
Gingerbread Doghouse Workshops
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Assemble and decorate Snoopy’s doghouse out of gingerbread, complete with a marshmallow Snoopy on top! >>

Saturday, Dec. 16, 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Kids Night at the Museum*

Get your holiday shopping done while the kids enjoy after-hours fun, including a pizza dinner, games, cartooning, and holiday crafts! Recommended for ages 5-10. >>

Saturday, Dec. 23-Friday, January 5
Winter Break Camps for Kids*

Half-day and full-day classes are available in art, animation, cartooning, and more. Join our email list to be notified when camp schedule is available.

Sunday, Dec. 31, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

Celebrate the New Year with an Up-Down Balloon Drop (all ages) and Baby Balloon Drop (ages 4 and under) at Noon, and a second Balloon Drop at 3:00 pm! Plus, enjoy crafts and activities. >>

*Registration required. Find links to cost and registration at schulzmuseum.org/calendar or call (707) 284-1272.

EXHIBITIONS

It’s Time for School, Charlie Brown! >>
Through March 10, 2024

Even if all you heard from the teacher was “wah, wah, wah,” school memories never fade away. At the bus stop, in class, lunchtime, classroom crushes, show and tell, homework-when it comes to the Peanuts gang, there’s a lot to learn! See original Peanuts art alongside vintage school-related products and relive the days of lunchboxes and learning-with plenty of laughs! Generously sponsored by Redwood Credit Union and Signarama.

Single-Panel Peanuts >>
Through November 6, 2023

In 1988, Charles M. Schulz was freed of the restrictions of four equal panels for his daily comics. Ever after, his only constraint was the outer frame and he would frequently use the entire space to create one long single-panel comic. Discover how this creative freedom helped him explore a more expansive sense of place in the world of Peanuts. Features all original Peanuts comic strips from the Museum’s collection.

Snoopy in Orbit >>
Extended by popularity! Through July 14, 2024

The Beagle has landed at the Schulz Museum! Into space with NASA in the 1960s, aboard the International Space Station, and around the Moon as the zero-gravity indicator for the Artemis I mission-Snoopy has flown farther than any human astronaut. See the historic Snoopys, now safely home on Earth, alongside other never-before-exhibited space-flown Peanuts artifacts.

Peanuts Evolution: The 1950s >>
November 8, 2023-May 10, 2024

Kicking off a new exhibition series, discover how the 1950s decade shaped Peanuts and brought in beloved additions, like Snoopy’s personas and the introduction of mainstay characters, like Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus!

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 Snoopy and Peanuts, and building an understanding of cartoon art. Located 50 miles north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, California—where Schulz lived and worked for over 40 years—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. For more information, visit schulzmuseum.org.

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
Adults: $12.00
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

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