Season of Summer Events
SANTA ROSA, Calif. -Special events for all ages abound this summer at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. May kicks off with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10, when the longstanding relationship between Peanuts and NASA first took flight. June marks the return of the popular Friday Nights at the Museum series featuring local beer, wine, and food. In July, the Museum welcomes New York Times best-selling author Nathan Hale of the graphic novel series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. Rounding out the summer, the Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival in August with a special panel discussion featuring Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, in conjunction with the exhibition Peace, Love, and Woodstock.
Events and exhibitions from May through August 2019.
Events and details subject to change; check schulzmuseum.org for updates. Programs are included with museum admission unless otherwise stated.
May 3, 7:00 pm
First Friday Film Series: The Getaway
See one of Charles Schulz’s favorite movies on the big screen. The action thriller The Getaway (1972) stars Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw as husband and wife on the run after a heist gone awry. Cost: Free for members/$5 general. Includes popcorn and candy. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.
Saturday, May 4
Free Comic Book Day
Receive a free Woodstock mini-comic book (while supplies last).
Saturday, May 11, 1:00-3:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist
Meet, watch, and talk to Brian Kesinger, an Annie award-winning story artist, illustrator and author. His 20+ year career at Disney has spanned films from Tarzan to Frozen 2.
Sunday, May 12
Mother’s Day at the Schulz Museum
Mothers receive free admission in honor of Mother’s Day.
Saturday, May 18, 1:00-4:00 pm
To the Moon, Snoopy
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10 with hands-on activities and presentations by Dr. Liz Warren, associate program scientist for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, and Dr. Kimberly Ennico-Smith, research astrophysicist for NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Plus, meet representatives from the Space Station Museum, launch rockets, make a constellation viewer, and receive a special Snoopy button to take home.
Wednesday, May 22
New Exhibition: Peanuts Goes to Camp (May 22-November 18, 2019)
See Current Exhibitions, below.
Monday, May 27, 10:00 am-Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Peanuts Goes to Camp
Celebrate the exhibition Peanuts Goes to Camp with camp-inspired crafts, plus developmental movement activities by My Gym. Activities are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child / free for up to two adults per child are free before 11:00 am.
Saturday, June 1, 1:00 pm
Sparky & Spike Book Event
Meet Barbara Lowell, author of Sparky & Spike: Charles Schulz and the Wildest, Smartest Dog Ever, a new picture book based on Charles Schulz and his childhood dog, Spike, who became the inspiration for Snoopy.
June 3-August 29
Summer Camps at the Schulz Museum (pre-K-Grade 10)
Enroll in variety of classes including cartooning, LEGO animation, cooking, Space Camp, science, advanced art, and more. Visit schulzmuseum.org/learn/classes-camps for schedule, rates, and registration. Volunteer opportunities available for ages 12 and up.
Saturday, June 8, 1:00-3:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist
Meet, watch, and talk to illustrator Ana Aranda whose work can be found in picture books including The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra. Born in Mexico City and based in San Francisco, she has painted murals in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Saturday, June 15, 5:00-9:00 pm
Kids Night at the Museum
Drop your kids off for after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum, including a pizza dinner, games, art, crafts, and cartooning. Cost: $25 per child for members; $32 per child general. Discount of $5 off for siblings. Advance registration required: schulzmuseum.org or 707-284-1272.
Sunday, June 16
Father’s Day at the Schulz Museum
Fathers receive free admission in honor of Father’s Day.
Monday, June 24, 10:00 am-Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Happy Independence Day!
Prepare for Independence Day with a variety of spectacular crafts. Also receive a Child ID Kit courtesy of New York Life. Activities are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child / free for up to two adults per child are free before 11:00 am.
Friday, June 28, 6:00-9:00 pm
Friday Nights at the Museum: Taste of Trivia
The Schulz Museum’s 21+ summer series returns with the first of four sip-and-savor events. Sample drinks from Russian River Brewery and Hamel Family Wines with sliders from Epicenter while testing your knowledge of pop culture with peace, love, and Woodstock trivia. Tickets: $24 member / $30 general. Advance tickets recommended: schulzmuseum.org/friday-nights.
Saturday, July 13, 11:00 am
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
Join cartoonist Robert Pope and writer Jason Cooper to celebrate the new graphic novel adaptation of Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown. Learn how they adapted the classic animated special about a river-raft race into comics with a live presentation followed by a book signing.
Saturday, July 13, 1:00-3:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist
Meet, watch, and talk to award-winning artist Clinton Yeager who works on sketch card projects for numerous companies as well as custom drawings and oil/acrylic paintings.
Saturday, July 20
Splashdown at the USS Hornet
Visit the Schulz Museum’s table at the Splashdown 50 celebration at the USS Hornet Sea, Air, and Space Museum in Alameda, California. Visit uss-hornet.org/splashdown50 for details.
Sunday, July 21, 2:00 pm
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales
Join Nathan Hale, author and illustrator of the Eisner-nominated, New York Times best-selling graphic novel series on American history, Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, for an exclusive live Hazardous Tale and book signing.
Friday, July 26, 6:00-9:00 pm
Friday Nights at the Museum: Toast and ‘Toon
Toast with Korbel champagne and Cooperage Brewing Company beer while enjoying Peanuts-themed sandwiches from Ike’s Place and step-by-step cartoon instruction by Joe Wos. Tickets: $24 member / $30 general. Advance tickets recommended: schulzmuseum.org/friday-nights. Ages 21 and up.
Saturday, July 27
Live Storytelling with Joe Wos
Join cartoonist Joe Wos for live performances and cartoon workshops throughout the day.
Monday, July 29, 10:00 am-Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Summertime
Beat the heat with cool summer-themed crafts and developmental movement activities by My Gym. Activities are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child / free for up to two adults per child are free before 11:00 am.
Saturday, August 3, 2:00 pm
50 Years of Evolving Consciousness
Join percussionist and musicologist Mickey Hart (drummer for the Grateful Dead and a member of Dead and Company), historian Dennis McNally (author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead), and environmental activist Caryl Hart to look back on the 1969 Woodstock music festival, its impact, and where we are 50 years later. Ticket details to be announced.
Thursday, August 8
New Exhibition: Abracadabra! Magic in Peanuts
(August 8, 2019-January 19, 2020)
See Current Exhibitions, below.
Saturday, August 10, 1:00-3:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist
Meet, watch, and talk to Lila Martinez, a storyboard artist at Fox TV Animation. Martinez currently works on American Dad and previously worked on The Simpsons.
Sunday, August 25
Summer of Woodstock FREE DAY
Enjoy live music, hands-on crafts, and activities in celebration of Peace, Love, and Woodstock.
Monday, August 26, 10:00 am-Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Magical Discoveries
Be dazzled and amazed with fun activities and crafts in conjunction with the new exhibition Abracadabra! Magic in Peanuts. Activities are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child / free for up to two adults per child are free before 11:00 am.
Friday, August 30, 6:00-9:00 pm
Friday Nights at the Museum: Peace, Love and Woodstock*
Put on your bell bottoms and tie-dye to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival! Enjoy wine from Cartograph Winery with summer salads from Franchetti’s and groove to music from the era performed by New Skye. Tickets: $24 member / $30 general. Advance tickets recommended: schulzmuseum.org/friday-nights. Ages 21 and up.
Peace, Love, and Woodstock (through March 8, 2020)
Named for the 1969 music festival-which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year-Woodstock may be the smallest Peanuts character, but he has a huge presence. Take a trip through the life of Woodstock and see why this little bird has captured hearts and inspired laughs with his eccentric ways. Sponsored by Image 360, Recology, and the Krush 95.9 FM.
Without Words (through May 20, 2019)
With the stroke of a pen Charles Schulz could evoke action, emotion, and hilarity-at times, telling a complete story using no words at all. In this exhibition of 70 original comic strips, see examples of the artful techniques Schulz employed to tell his stories, without words.
Behind Peanuts: The Little Red-Haired Girl (through August 4, 2019)
Charlie Brown’s unrequited love, The Little Red-Haired Girl, was inspired by Donna Johnson-Wold, the real-life first love of Charles Schulz. In this exhibition, learn the story behind the story through original art, photographs, and personal interviews.
Peanuts Goes to Camp (May 22-November 18, 2019)
Charles Schulz explored the ups and downs of summer camp in Peanuts with a fidelity that rings true to many a happy camper. In this exhibition of original comic strips, relive nights serenaded by crickets and days full of sun-drenched memories with the Peanuts Gang.
Abracadabra! Magic in Peanuts (August 8, 2019-January 19, 2020)
Charles Schulz loved sleight of hand and stage magic of all kinds. Learn how the cartoonist brought magic into the panels of Peanuts. See original comic strip art, animation cels, and a selection of the magic items that belonged to Schulz-no hocus pocus required.
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452 | schulzmuseum.org
The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center opened in August 2002 to fulfill its mission of preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of Charles M. Schulz. The Schulz Museum presents changing exhibitions and programming that build an understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art; illustrate the scope of Schulz’s multi-faceted career; communicate the stories, inspirations, and influences of Charles Schulz; and celebrate the life of Charles Schulz and the Peanuts characters.
The Museum is located 50 miles north of San Francisco by car on Highway 101.
HOURS AND ADMISSION
Monday to Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm (Closed Tuesdays from Labor Day-Memorial Day)
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Museum Members, children 3 and under: Free
Seniors 62 and over (with ID): $8.00
Children 4-18 and college students (with ID): $5.00