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Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the beloved Peanuts cartoon strip, was a man who touched many lives through his work. At the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, there are exhibits on the man, the characters and the items that they inspired.

There are Peanuts animated television specials and interviews with Schulz shown throughout the day in the museum’s 100-seat theater. Outside is a Snoopy Labyrinth in the shape of the dog’s head. Call ahead and request a viewing in the Research Center to get a better understanding of Schulz through personal letters, photos and biographical works. At the Museum’s store, souvenirs of Schulz, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Pigpen and all the Gang are available for sale. The Museum is open every weekday except Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open every day in the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day). It is located in Santa Rosa on the corner of West Steele Lane and Hardies Lane (2301 Hardies Lane). For more information, call (707) 579-4452 •schulzmuseum.org

Saturday, September 14, 1:00–3:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist: Bryan Porcher

Meet, watch, and talk to Bryan Porcher, author of the children’s book, The Tiburon Don & His Aquatic Circus.

Friday, September 27, 6:00-9:00 pm
Friday Nights at the Museum: Game Night

Test your board game skills over drinks from Bear Republic Brewing Company and Fogline Vineyards and comfort foods from the Warm Puppy Café. Top off the evening with a spirited round of trivia with Comics FTW! $24 Members ($30 General). Ages 21 and up.

Monday, September 30, 10:00 am-Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones
Stories, movement games, crafts, and other fun activities designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers. $5 per child / free for up to two adults per child before 11:00 am (regular museum admission applies after 11:00 am).

OCTOBER 2019

Saturday, October 5, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Comic Artist Workshop for Cadettes

Work with a professional cartoonist to create your own four-panel comic strip. Cadettes receive their Comic Artist badge upon workshop completion. For fees and reservations, call (707) 544-5472 or visit the Girl Scouts of Northern California website.

Saturday, October 5, 5:00–9:00 pm
Kids Night at the Museum
Drop your kids off for after-hours fun including a pizza dinner, crafts, games, cartooning, and a movie. Recommended for ages 5­–10. Registration Required. $25 per child for members / $32 for non-members. $5 off for siblings.

Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10:00 am–Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Stories, movement games, crafts, and other fun activities designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers. Held every Monday through February 24. $5 per child / free for up to two adults per child before 11:00 am (regular museum admission applies after 11:00 am).

Saturday, October 12, 1:00–3:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist
: Matt Harding
Meet, watch, and talk to cartoonist Matt Harding. Harding has contributed to a variety of comics including PopapocalypseGwar, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, and the graphic novel Alexander Hamilton, and is a co-creator of the interactive web comic HyperDrive.

Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 am–Noon
Home School Day: Full STEAM Ahead

Discover Snoopy’s role with NASA and launch rockets, make astronaut food, and create constellations. Learn about Charles Schulz’s love of magic and experiment with optical illusions. Also, explore the art of cartooning, and ice skate at Snoopy’s Home Ice from 12:00–2:00 pm. $8 per student through October 9; $10 after October 9. Adult chaperones are free. Ice skating is an additional $5 per person (including adults).

Sunday, October 20, 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Girl Scout Day: Snoopy and Friends

Learn about Snoopy and meet some real animal friends! Plus, build an animal home and make a pet toy in support of the Girl Scout Animals badges, earn a Schulz Museum fun patch, and ice skate at Snoopy’s Home Ice! For fees and reservations, call (707) 544-5472 or visit the Girl Scouts of Northern California website.

Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
North Bay Discovery Days (Offsite)

Visit the Schulz Museum’s booth at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and learn the science behind animation.
NOVEMBER 2019

Mondays, November 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:00 am–Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Stories, movement games, crafts, and other fun activities designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers. Held every Monday through February 24. $5 per child / free for up to two adults per child before 11:00 am (regular museum admission applies after 11:00 am).

Saturday, November 9, 1:00–3:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist: Sam Sharpe

Meet, watch, and talk to teaching artist Sam Sharpe, co-creator of the Ignatz and Eisner-nominated series Viewotron from Adhouse Books. Sharpe is currently working on the graphic novel Mom: A Story of Love and Mental Illness.

Sunday, November 10, 3:00 pm
Magic with Patrick Martin

Join internationally celebrated sleight-of-hand magician Patrick Martin for a comedic stage show full of mesmerizing tricks and mysteries, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Abracadabra! The Magic of Peanuts.

Monday, November 11, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
FREE DAY

Enjoy free Museum admission all day in honor or Charles M. Schulz’s military service and the service of others on this Veterans Day.

Saturday, November 16, 1:00–4:00 pm
Thanksgiving Feast with Snoopy
Help prepare and enjoy Snoopy’s Thanksgiving meal of toast, popcorn, and jelly beans from the classic television holiday special, along with hands-on crafts and other fun family activities!

Monday–Wednesday, November 25–27
Thanksgiving Week Classes for Kids

Half-day and full-day classes available in art, animation, cartooning, and more. See schulzmuseum.org/classes-camps for schedule and fees.

Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30
Family Fun Weekend
Join cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos for live performances and cartoon workshops throughout the day!

DECEMBER 2019

Mondays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 10:00 am–Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Stories, movement games, crafts, and other fun activities designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers. Held every Monday through February 24. $5 per child / free for up to two adults per child before 11:00 am (regular museum admission applies after 11:00 am).

Sunday, December 7, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Comic Artist Workshop for Cadettes
Work with a professional cartoonist to create your own four-panel comic strip. Cadettes receive their Comic Artist badge upon workshop completion. For fees and reservations, call (707) 544-5472 or visit the Girl Scouts of Northern California website.

Sunday, December 8, 10:00 am–Noon
Hands-On Chanukah
Join the Jewish Concierge of Sonoma County to celebrate Chanukah, including dreidel spinning contests, marshmallow-dreidel decorating, menorah crafting, a free gift raffle, and more. Receive free admission when you say “Hands-on-Chanukah!” at the front desk.

Saturday, December 14, 1:00–3:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist: Clay Vajgrt

Meet, watch, and talk to artist Clay Vajgrt who has been creating art for over 40 years. His comic book-inspired paintings include the SuperMonks series.

Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15
Gingerbread Doghouse Workshops
Assemble and decorate Snoopy’s doghouse out of gingerbread, complete with a marshmallow Snoopy on top! See schulzmuseum.org/classes-camps for schedule and fees.

Saturday, December 14, 5:00–9:00 pm
Kids Night at the Museum
Get your holiday shopping done while the kids off enjoy after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum, including a pizza dinner, games, cartooning, and holiday crafts! Recommended for ages 5­–10. Registration required. $32 per child for non-members; $25 for members. Discount of $5 off for siblings.

Saturday, December 21, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Holiday Gift-Making Workshop
Sign your little elves up to make a variety of fun and creative gifts to give for the holidays. See schulzmuseum.org/classes-camps for schedule and fees.

Monday, December 23, 2019–January 3, 2020
Winter Classes for Kids (Grades K–6)
Half-day and full-day classes available in art, cartooning, animation, hands-on science, and more. View complete class schedule and fees at schulzmuseum.org/classes-camps.

Tuesday, December 31, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
Ring in the New Year with hands-on crafts for kids, Santa Rosa’s only Up-Down and Baby Balloon drops at Noon, and a celebratory toast with root beer at Noon and 3:00 pm!

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

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.

Peanuts Goes to Camp (through 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 (through 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.

Hidden Treasures: Unseen Originals from the Collection
(November 20, 2019–May 18, 2020)
With nearly 8,000 original Peanuts comic strips in the Schulz Museum’s collection, there are many treasures that have yet to be displayed. Some are recently acquired strips and others haven’t fit into an exhibition theme—until now. In this exhibition, peek into the pillars of Peanuts through never-before-exhibited original comic art by Charles M. Schulz.

 

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