Author Archive for: Meredith Hylton

Entries by Meredith Hylton

A Toast to Bill Mauldin

A new book of Bill Mauldin’s cartoons, Drawing Fire: The Editorial Cartoons of Bill Mauldin, has just been published by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Mauldin’s cartoons offer a wonderful and pointed commentary on war and politics—from the 1940s to the Gulf War. As the Peanuts characters are mentioned in the book, I was […]

A Way to Say Thank You

On Saturday, October 10, at around Noon, ten or so CAL FIRE trucks appeared in the Museum parking lot. I also noticed several uniformed Fire Department personnel milling around the area in front of Snoopy’s Home Ice. I thought perhaps they were checking the trees and PG&E lines. But happily, it turned out that, rather […]

A Peek into Schulz’s Life: The Early Years

Have there been elves in the museum now that visitors are absent? What are our cases doing in the Great Hall? Is this a new arrangement of displays? The elves, in fact, are our hard-working staff busy taking advantage of the vacant halls. What you see above are our old display cases from the Biographical […]

A Brief Visit to the Museum

Earlier this month, we had a wonderful five days welcoming visitors back to the Charles M. Schulz Museum after being closed for 15 weeks starting in March due to state and county COVID-19 safety orders. After almost four months of being shut down, we hoped that we might be allowed to open “any day now,” […]

In Memory of the Artist, Christo

The recent passing of Christo on May 31, 2020 brought with it sadness, but also many fond memories. Christo and his partner in art and life, Jeanne-Claude, had been in Sonoma County for some time before the public became aware of them. The two of them had traveled all across the United States searching for […]

All Wrapped Up

During the temporary closure of the Museum, some of the staff and I have been checking in on the galleries as needed to ensure all of the fine art and material collections are well cared for. What follow are a few photos I took during a quick walkthrough this past week. … As I passed […]

Remembering Harriet Glickman

Heroes are hard to come by. I admire a lot of people, but not to the extent to call them a hero. But Harriet Glickman (November 1, 1926–March 27, 2020) truly is MY hero. She passed away this week and this loss has left me reflecting on her tremendous impact, not only on Peanuts but on […]


When it became clear that the Schulz Museum would need to cancel this year’s Spring Break classes in light of the current health precautions, we searched high and low for a way to make it up to our students. Before we knew it, our “cartoonist in residence,” Joe Wos of MazeToons, had come to the […]

Travels In Japan, Part 3

Our visit to Japan wasn’t all fun and pretty pictures though, as Paige, Karen, and I each participated in interviews with the Japanese press. These interviews are often very time-consuming as everything must be translated back and forth, but we did get some very good press for Snoopy Museum Tokyo. We look as though we […]

Snoopy Museum Tokyo

Snoopy has enjoyed a presence in Japan for over 50 years. His popularity has not waned, but other Peanuts characters such as Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, and Woodstock have gradually become known to readers through the Peanuts comic strips published in newspapers and collected in books, and they have risen to take […]

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