Snoopy: Not Just a Cool Joe at the Charles M. Schulz Museum
 



Snoopy's Joe Cool Summer at the Charles M. Schulz Museum includes over 60 original Peanuts comic strips and several 3-D objects portraying Snoopy as Joe Cool and other popular personas, including Joe Motocross, the flirt, the kisser, the literary ace, and the pun-maker. Open to the public in a state-of-the-art museum with rotating exhibits and permanent displays, people from around the world visit Sonoma County wine country to see this incredible museum and original art showcased.

Enormous pressure on Charles Schulz to create 365 strips every year for nearly 50 years, Snoopy proved to be the perfect character to express over one hundred different roles. Snoopy's confidence and fantasy life stands in sharp contrast to the insecurity of almost every other character in the strip-an incongruity that allows for a variety of comedic situations in Peanuts.

 

A celebration of the legacy of Charles M. Schulz in the place where he lived and drew for over thirty years, visitors will be able to view over 100 hundred five-foot high statues throughout Santa Rosa, California, from May through September 2007, as part of the tribute. The event is spearheaded by the late cartoonist's son, Craig Schulz, and organized by the City of Santa Rosa. This is the third and final year that Santa Rosa will honor Charles Schulz with character statues; in 2005, 55 statues of Charlie Brown decorated the city's streets, and in 2006, 76 Woodstock statues were on display.


Open: Mon-Fri 11 AM - 5 PM; Sat-Sun 10 AM - 5 PM; Open Tuesdays beginning Memorial Day. Cost: $8; Age 4-18, college students with valid I.D. Card and Seniors 62+ $5. Location: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, California 95403. www.SchulzMuseum.org.