Christmas in June & July
June and July are going to get jolly when a beloved children's holiday film comes to life: "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!" will open at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on June 17.
The very merry exhibition is traveling to Fort Worth for the first time from its home at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California.
It goes behind the scenes of the 1965 animated film in which a Christmas play, good friends, and a "sad" little tree help a dejected Charlie Brown find the true meaning of the season.
"For millions of Americans, it really isn’t Christmas until they have watched A Charlie Brown Christmas at least once," says a release. "The latest traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schulz Museum examines the making of the animated classic and celebrates the anticipation, joy, and pitfalls of the holiday season."
- A video featuring Charles Schulz, producer Lee Mendelson, and animator/director Bill Melendez that "details the sometimes magical and often madcap making of A Charlie Brown Christmas," organizers say.
- 50 "Peanuts" daily and Sunday comic strips
- More than 50 vintage "Peanuts"-themed seasonal novelties
- A Santa letter writing station and photo opportunity for visitors
Detailed information about the exhibition can be found on the Schulz Museum's website.
The FWMSH will host the exhibition June 17-August 20, before it moves on to the Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
"Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!" is included with FWMSH museum admission: $16 for adults, $14 for ages 65+, $11 for kids 3-11, and free for 0-2 years old. Members get in free.
The museum also is participating in the Blue Star Museums initiative, which allows military families to get in free through Labor Day.
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