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Want to hang out with Snoopy and Charlie Brown?

By Rediff Get Ahead
July 29, 2020 13:25 IST
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Stuck at home?

Come along, let's visit the Charles M Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, home to Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and Linus?

 

IMAGE: The Charles M Schulz Museum & Research Center. All photographs: Kind courtesy Charles M Schulz Museum and Research Center

 

IMAGE: Charlie Brown greets you at the entrance.

 

IMAGE: As the museum reopens to the public, Snoopy alerts you to maintain physical distance -- of being 6 feet apart.

 

IMAGE: The museum lobby. Photograph: Kind courtesy Rick Samuels/Charles M Schulz Museum and Research Center

 

IMAGE: Snoopy sells souvenir pennies in the lobby.

 

IMAGE: The Great Hall with a tile mural wall. The Peanuts tile mural was designed by Yoshiteru Otani.
It is composed of 3,588 Peanuts comic strip images printed on individual 2"x8" ceramic tiles.
The entire mural measures 17'x22' and covers the south wall of the Great Hall. (Please click the buttons below for a close-up view)
Tile Mural Wall
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IMAGE: Guests gawk at the Tile mural wall.

 

IMAGE: The Wall graphic in the main gallery. (Please click the buttons below to reveal other characters)
Snoopy
Lucy van Pelt
Charlie Brown

 

 

IMAGE: The strip rotation gallery.

 

IMAGE: Morphing a Snoopy wood sculpture.

 

IMAGE: Charlie Schulz's studio recreated just as he left it -- with his drawing board, desk and chair. (Please click the buttons below for a close-up view)
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IMAGE: The Peek-a-boo Box. Peek in to see Shadow box art by Hatsue Ohi. (Kindly click the buttons below to peek into the box)
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IMAGE: A wrapped Snoopy Doghouse, created by the legendary artist Christo.

 

IMAGE: Who knew the Peanuts museum needed a research center? Photograph: Kind courtesy Rick Samuels/Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center

 

IMAGE: The Colorado mural wall.

 

IMAGE: Charlie Schulz, the beloved creator of the Peanuts characters, with Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy as his star is placed on Hollywood Boulevard, June 28, 1996. Photograph: Reuters

 

IMAGE: Jean Schulz, the late Charlie Schulz's wife, with good ol' Snoopy in her arms. Photograph: Kind courtesy Bob Riha, Jr/Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center

 

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