100 Years of Happiness: Centennial Celebration of Charles M. Schulz in Santa Rosa
Cartoonist behind Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanut Gang
SANTA ROSA, CA – Autumn has always been peanut king, when Peanuts Gang takes the bus back to school (much to the dismay of Peppermint Patty), Linus faithfully waits for the Great Pumpkin, Lucy comes up with new ways to trick Charlie Brown trying to kick a soccer ball, and Snoopy attends The famous Thanksgiving feast of popcorn, pastries, buttered toast and jellybeans. And this year, fall celebrates the genius behind this timeless game by American culture comic creator Charles M. “Sparky” Schulze (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000).
In honor of what would have been Schulze’s 100th birthday, a Charles M. Schulz . Museum and Research Centerwhich celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, is spearheading the centenary celebration of the beloved cartoonist, including a new exhibition, book, USPS stamp issue, and events that reflect Schulze’s lasting legacy, unforgettable cast of characters, and the many ways in his life and art has inspired the world.
“To publish a book, to reveal postage stamps, and to present an exhibition of famous artists inspired by his work is very useful,” said Jan Schulze, Schulze’s widow and chairman of the Schulze Museum Board. “It shows the breadth of what Sparky has accomplished and the people who have touched it through many generations. I look forward to sharing this celebration with Sparky fans of all ages around the world.”
Upcoming Events (downloadable PDF)
About the Schulze Museum
Charles M. Schulz . Museum and Research Center
2301 Hardee’s 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, exhibiting, 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 Schulze lived and worked – the Schulze Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original peanut videos and offers changing exhibitions and programs for all ages. The museum also provides reference services and supports a strong traveling exhibition program.
Hours and Entry
Weekdays*: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Weekend: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
*Closed on Tuesdays of 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 card holders (with card; up to 4 people): $2.00
Military: $1.00 off admission