SANTA ROSA, Calif.--It's hard to believe, but Saturday is the 60th anniversary of "Peanuts," Charles M. Schulz's wonderful comic strip. That means characters like Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang are now entering their seventh decade.
To celebrate, and as part of his ongoing Road Trip at Home series, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman took a visit to this wine country city to visit the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, the official home to much of the archive and artifacts that make up the "Peanuts" universe.
The museum features a series of rotating exhibits, including those that celebrate some of the experiments that Schulz tried--and rejected--in his strips, as well as a group of terrific sculptures, and other memorabilia.
This is "Mr. Joe Debonair" by artists Gail Robertson and Barbara Rossini, installed next door to the museum at "Snoopy's Home Ice," the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, which was built by Schulz in 1969 and is still owned and operated by his family.
Schulz himself died in February 2000, just months before groundbreaking took place for the museum. The museum officially opened its doors in 2002.
October 2, 2010 6:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
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