Sacramento’s California Museum is hosting Pigskin Peanuts this fall, an exhibit from Charles M. Schultz Museum & Research Center. The traveling, football-themed exhibit features 50 comic strips and over 100 pieces of memorabilia that coincide with the comic’s 65th anniversary on Oct. 2, 2015 and the release of its first 3D animated feature film on Nov. 6, 2015.
That’s right, it’s been 65 years since cartoonist Charles Schultz introduced Charlie Brown and Snoopy to the world. Since 1950, we have followed the Peanuts through ups and downs, and watched them evolve through comic strips in Sunday and daily papers, as well as T.V. specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
With football season upon us, it’s the perfect time to celebrate one of the most well-known and loved Peanuts strips of all time, the “Fall Classic.” The comic, first published in November of 1952, features Lucy pulling the ball away from Charlie Brown just as he runs in to kick it. Lucy’s joke has become so iconic that is has become annual autumn rite of passage in American pop culture.
Bring the family down to the museum to check out this fun exhibit. The kids will have a great time reading the many comic strips on the walls, seeing original handwritten notes by Charles Schultz, checking out the replica Charlie Brown float for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, creating their own comic strip, or coloring one of Schultz’s many illustrations.
What: Pigskin Peanuts Exhibit
When: Sept. 12, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016
Where: California Museum
Admission: Regular museum admission fees apply, however you can receive 2-for-1 admission by bringing in your “The Peanuts Movie” ticket stub.