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Author Archive for: Sarita Janich

Entries by Sarita Janich

The Pumpkins are Out

Linus must be checking to find the most sincere pumpkin patch. Will it be near you? Sparky used to say that Halloween was the perfect holiday because there were no expectations. (Now that I think of it, I hadn’t heard of him creating costumes, but I don’t doubt that he became involved.) Across from the […]

Finishing Touches

Since May 2018, the Museum has been building two new 600-square foot classrooms, accessible from the Museum courtyard, just beyond the Kite-Eating Tree. Since 2008, the Museum has been hosting classes and camps in the Annex classroom, a short walk from the Museum. The new building will replace the Annex and allow the Museum to […]

Good Memories

Mary Ramsperger Peterson came to visit the Peanuts strip she donated to the Museum last year. The strip, originally published on June 20, 1997, is currently on view in the Museum’s exhibition Peanuts Goes to Camp. Mary’s family was an important part of Sparky’s life after he came home from the Army. They met at the […]

Following Forest Owls

I recently took a week away from Santa Rosa to go to Southern Arizona, to the Chiricahua Mountains to study owls on an Earthwatch Institute expedition that was billed as Following Forest Owls in the Western U.S. The drive from Tucson soon took us up into the mountains, past Portal, Arizona, to the Southwestern Research […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Apollo 10

I had the privilege of attending some events at NASA’s Johnson Space Center with Snoopy in late April for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission. It is wonderful the invitations this famous beagle gets, and I am always happy to tag along. There were, of course, several highlights to the long day and […]

The Second Time Around

“In May 1991, I went to see the Schulzes in their California home in Santa Rosa for the first time. I knew by then that Peanuts were well known in the USA, and financially very successful, too, though I had no idea of how much so. I was in for a couple of surprises then.” […]

Into the Twenty-First Century

“Dragged kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century.” That describes me. Hey, what can I say, I still use a BlackBerry! When we were planning the Schulz Museum opening in 2002 (almost a generation ago), we banned photography, feeling it could be misused and might be a distraction for other visitors. Later, when the idea […]

The Circle Continues

At the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, we often hear questions like, “What research is done here?” or, “What is the research about?”. Our answer is that the Research Center holds the archival collection (or historical records) surrounding the life and works of Charles M. Schulz, and that the archives are available to […]

Channeling the Essence of Peanuts

A recent trip to London gave me an opportunity to revisit Good Grief, Charlie Brown! at my own pace, rather than racing through showing it to others (see my previous blog post). The exhibition has received numerous positive reviews and has been well-received by visitors. This was especially evident as I wandered through the interactive area during […]

Christmas Cereal or ‘Fatty-man’

If you have Norwegian family members or friends you may have heard of these Christmas cookies, which were Sparky’s favorites. Every year, his longtime friend, Fern Wick, would arrive at the studio with a tin of Fattigmann (which is their real name). Sparky allowed himself just two a night so that they would last the […]

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