What’s Happening

Saturday, June 24, 2:00 pm

Bookshelf Author Series with Peter Coyote
Actor and writer Peter Coyote will read from and sign his new book, The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education. Coyote has acted in over 120 films for some of the world’s most distinguished filmmakers, including Barry Levinson, Pedro Almodovar, and Steven Spielberg. He is an Emmy-Award winning narrator of over 170 documentary films, including Ken Burns, National Parks, Prohibition, The West, the Dust Bowl and the acclaimed The Roosevelts for which he received his second Emmy. Coyote’s memoir of the 1960’s counter-culture, Sleeping Where I Fall, received universally excellent reviews. His new book, The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education, about mentors and the search for wisdom, was nominated for one of the top five books in Northern California in 2015.


Saturday, June 24, 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Kid’s Night at the Museum
Drop your kids off for after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum. Kids will have the Museum all to themselves for dinner, games, art, crafts, and cartooning. Advance reservations required. Cost: $32 per child for non-members; $25 for members. Discount of $5 off for siblings.


Monday, June 26, 10:00 am to Noon

Museum Mondays for Little Ones
Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities and a movie on the last Monday of the month. Activities are designed for children ages 1 – 5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child. Up to 2 adults per child are free before 11:00 am. After 11:00 am, regular Museum admission applies.


Saturday, July 8, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Second Saturday Cartoonist: Matt Gaser
Meet, watch, and talk to Matt Gaser, a Spectrum award winning Freelance illustrator/ visual development artist. Gaser has worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, Green Lantern: the animated series, and recently The Angry Birds Movie, among other projects. He’s also published a new book about his personal work and stories called Fantastical: The Art of Matt Gaser.


Saturday, July 15

Live Storytelling with Joe Wos
Meet cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos who will perform live stories for A-Maze-Ing Tales with Joe Wos throughout the day. Wos will also share and sign his new book A-Maze-Ing Animals: 50 Mazes for Kids.


Monday, July 31, 10:00 am – Noon

Museum Mondays for Little Ones
Enjoy stories, arts and craft activities, and movement games on the last Monday of the month. Activities are designed for children ages 1 – 5 and their caregivers. Museum Mondays are held on the LAST Monday of every month from March – September and EVERY Monday from October – February.
Cost: $5 per child. Up to 2 adults per child are free before 11:00 am. After 11:00 am, regular museum admission applies.


Saturday, August 5, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Songs from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse will preview their revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, being performed at the Playhouse from August 18 through September 17! Join cast members as they perform scenes and musical numbers from the show at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.


Saturday, August 12

Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration with Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, creator of the award-winning comic book series Bone, will speak about his work and sign books as part of the Museum’s 15th anniversary celebration. Like Charles Schulz did for the comic strip, Smith redefined the graphic novel format when he released The Complete Bone Adventures Volume One: Out From Boneville, which sold an unprecedented 50,000 copies in its first year. Bone won numerous awards including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harveys. In 2005, Bone was chosen to launch the first graphic novel series for children from a major publishing house, Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books. Smith’s other works include Rasl and Tuki. Smith will headline a celebration of cartooning that will also feature New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka, creator of Star Wars: Jedi Academy and Platypus Police Squad; Kid Beowulf’s Lex Fajardo; Paige Braddock of Jane’s World; Narbonic’s Shaenon Garrity; Tobe Daranouvong co-creator of the graphic novel Villain, plus additional guests. Learn more about Jeff Smith and the Museum’s anniversary celebration here.


Monday, August 28, 10:00 am – Noon

Museum Mondays for Little Ones
Enjoy stories, arts and craft activities, and movement games on the last Monday of the month. Activities are designed for children ages 1 – 5 and their caregivers. Museum Mondays are held on the LAST Monday of every month from March – September and EVERY Monday from October – February.
Cost: $5 per child. Up to 2 adults per child are free before 11:00 am. After 11:00 am, regular museum admission applies.


Saturday, September 2, 2:00 pm

Bookshelf Author Series featuring Jay Asher
Jay Asher‘s debut young adult novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, has appeared regularly on the New York Times bestsellers list for the past 10 years. In 2017, it will be released as a Netflix original series, with many scenes shot in Sonoma County. His second young adult novel, The Future of Us, was coauthored with Printz-honor winner Carolyn Mackler, and his third, What Light, was released last year. His books have been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Tickets are free with Museum admission and available on a first come, first serve basis at the Museum starting at 10:00 am on the day of the event.