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Peanuts ~ May 16, 1974 © 1974 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

Peanuts… Naturally

On exhibit at the Fay Allison Gallery,
M.P. Baker Library, Panola College
May 23, 2016-September 1, 2016

Charlie Brown is in trouble with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lucy knows the Earth has 48 suns, and Snoopy and Linus are planting french fries in the garden. These are just a few of the misadventures and explanations gone wrong as the Peanuts Gang explores the natural world—what other trouble will they find?!

Peanuts… Naturally, takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects, and interactive stations. Visitors get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain, and clouds), gardening, and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. 

Schulz, who created the Peanuts comic strip for nearly 50 years, was immensely curious, an avid reader, and took a keen interest in the latest research findings in a variety of fields. It is not a surprise that many of these findings and facts found their way into Schulz’s comic strip carefully interpreted through his characters’ unique, and sometimes wacky, understanding of their world.

The exhibit will be on display in the Fay Allison Gallery at Panola College from May 23-Sept. 1, 2016 from 7:30 am to 4:45 pm Monday-Thursday and 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Fridays. There is no charge to see the exhibit. 

For additional information please call 903-693-2091 or email  cferguson@panola.edu.

Peanuts… Naturally is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, California.

 

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