Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown
For millions of Americans, it really isn’t Christmas until they have watched A Charlie Brown Christmas at least once! This seasonal exhibition examines the making of this animated classic and celebrates the anticipation, joy, and pitfalls of the holiday season in 50 framed and matted Peanuts daily and Sunday comic strips.
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown consists of high-quality digital reproductions of Charles M. Schulz’s original Peanuts strips with thematic graphics, an introductory panel, and a biographical panel about Charles Schulz that includes photographs of Schulz family celebrations. Also included are the DVD program, “The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas,” didactic panels with photographs, and artifacts related to the making of the holiday classic. In addition, the exhibition contains vintage three-dimensional Peanuts-themed seasonal novelties, including several from the exclusive Determined Productions, Inc. collection. Venues are provided with directions and supporting material to install/fabricate up to three activity areas: a letter to Santa writing station, a video nook to view the DVD program, and a photo opportunity.
New “Christmas in July” Rental Option Available!
To ensure an exclusive holiday experience, Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown is being offered on a limited basis to only two venues per year; one venue is during the Christmas holiday season and the other is during the summer with the new “Christmas in July” option.
For detailed project descriptions, images, checklists, and current information, contact Natasha Cochran, Traveling Exhibitions Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 579-4452, ext. 284.
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown Tour Specifics
|Christmas Holiday Booking Period||12 weeks (November 1 through January 31)|
|Christmas Holiday Non-Profit Rental Fee||$7,500 + round-trip shipping|
|Summer Booking Period||6-12 weeks for “Christmas in July” option|
|Summer Non-Profit Rental Fee||pro-rated at $625 per week + round-trip shipping|
|Contents||50 framed high-res digital reproductions of Peanuts strips, 7 text panels, 4 graphic panels, 54 holiday-themed objects and ephemera, object labels, letter writing activity station, DVD program (The Making of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’), and media/graphic CD|
|Size||1,500 to 2,000 sq. ft. recommended (260 lin. ft.)|
|Shipping Crates||5 crates|
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown Tour Itinerary
The dates below reflect a 12-week booking for the Christmas holiday (November 1 through January 31) and a 6-week booking for the summer booking period (July 1 through August 15). All tour dates are subject to change. Please contact us for current availability.
|Start Date||End Date||Host Institution||Status|
|11/4/2011||1/31/2012||HISTORIC CITY HALL ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
City of Lake Charles, Louisiana
|11/1/2012||1/31/2013||GREENACRES ARTS CENTER
|11/1/2013||1/31/2014||FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY & BOTANICAL GARDENS
|11/1/2014||1/31/2015||TAMPA BAY HISTORY CENTER
|11/1/2015||1/31/2016||MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST
|11/1/2016||1/31/2017||GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC MUSEUM
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|7/1/2017||8/15/2017||CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option||Book Now!|
|11/1/2017||1/31/2018||GRAPEVINE CLOCK TOWER AND MUSEUM COMPLEX
|7/1/2018||8/15/2018||CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option||Book Now!|
|11/1/2018||1/31/2019||UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM – FURMAN UNIVERSITY
Greenville, South Carolina
|7/1/2019||8/15/2019||CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option||Book Now!|
|11/1/2019||1/31/2020||VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
|7/1/2020||8/15/2020||CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option||Book Now!|
|11/1/2020||1/31/2021||CITY OF TEMECULA
|7/1/2021||8/15/2021||CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option||Book Now!|
|11/1/2021||1/31/2022||CALL FOR AVAILABILITY||Book Now!|