Jean Schulz's Blog

Jean Schulz, the widow of Charles “Sparky” Schulz and President of the Board of Directors at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, chronicles her adventures in the cartooning and comic book world of Peanuts.

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Schulz Museum Named 2016 Tourism Champion

Apr 17, 2017

The Museum is proud to be recognized as a Tourism Champion by Sonoma County Tourism at their annual meeting on April 10th. Renee Donmon, our membership director, and Tracey Pugh, our marketing director, received this award for the Museum. From left to right, Caroline Beteta, President/CEO of Visit California, Roger Dow, President/CEO of US Travel […]

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License Plates Seen Around Town

Mar 13, 2017

It took 10 years to get them, but now the Snoopy license plates are available! You can read more about the history of how the plates came to be on my blog from February, 2014. We want to know what interesting plates you’ve noticed. Here are some that I’ve seen recently. The Van Pelt plate […]

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Feb 08, 2017

Saturday night, the 4th, was the member party for our new exhibition, It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, and we welcomed our visitors in from the rain. One first time visitor to the Museum was enjoying trying out our interactive shadow box. I stopped in the following d‎ay which was scheduled as a Free […]

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Our Friend, Gene Cernan

Jan 18, 2017

America lost a true hero a couple of days ago. Gene Cernan passed away in a hospital in Houston, Texas. Gene (standing to Snoopy’s right) and fellow Apollo astronaut Tom Stafford (on Snoopy’s left) were well loved here at the Museum. On a weekend in January 2009‎, the two astronauts visited the Museum to celebrate […]

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A Beautiful New Year’s Day

Dec 31, 2016

It’s a glorious day to inaugurate our new deck. Lots and lots of families are celebrating at our New Year’s balloon drop. Happy New Year to all from all of us at the Schulz Museum! –Jean Schulz

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After 50 Years, 4 Million Albums Sold

Dec 22, 2016

It was an intimate ceremony in Berkeley at the original Fantasy records studio to commemorate Vince Guaraldi’s soundtrack of A Charlie Brown Christmas going quadruple platinum. His children, Dia and David, Lee Mendelson and I received framed certificates to celebrate the occasion. Sig Sigworth (left), Chief Catalog Officer at Concord Bicycle Music, which acquired Fantasy […]

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After Two Years, We’re Almost There!

Nov 28, 2016

The deck around the redwood tree in the Museum courtyard is just about done, so I wanted to share some photos. Here is the bench with its first admirer. I am so glad we figured out a way to protect this beautiful redwood while also providing a space for visitors to gather. I know guests […]

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Peppermint Patty – a “rare gem”

Nov 09, 2016

I wanted to talk about a question which was left for us at the Museum. It said simply, “I want to know more about Peppermint Patty.” It made me smile because Sparky recognized that she was a rather enigmatic character. I remember him saying that HE thought that some of Peppermint Patty’s problem was that […]

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Snoopy and Belle in Mexico City

Oct 07, 2016

I’m taking a break from watching the construction of the deck around the Redwood tree at the Museum to attend the opening of a three month Snoopy and Belle in Fashion event in Mexico City. This is the pair of dolls by Anna Sui (above). Macario Jimenez is one of the new designers who has […]

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Preserving our 100 Year Old Redwood Tree

Sep 14, 2016

I think readers can tell things that I am passionate about; this is one of them. When we chose this site for the Museum the trees around the property were very important to us, and architect David Robinson ‎and his team were very thoughtful about the trees. This redwood tree became the centerpiece of the […]

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