Featuring artifacts from the personal collections of owners Perry
Martin and Steve Coburn, this all new exhibit explores the life
of California Chrome, the California-bred horse who capped a
six-race winning streak by sweeping the 2014 Kentucky Derby and
“Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” is an all new traveling
exhibit documenting the legacy of Japanese American citizens who
were relocated to internment camps under Executive Order 9066,
issued on February 19, 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Through historic images shot by War Relocation Authority staff
photographers Dorothea Lange, Tom Parker and others juxtaposed
with contemporary images of the same individuals taken by The
Sacramento Bee photojournalist Paul Kitagaki, Jr., the
exhibit reveals the legacy of strength and perseverance that
allowed a generation of Californians to triumph over adversity.
Featuring the iconic “Fall Classic” — Lucy pulling the
ball away from Charlie Brown as he runs up to kick
it, Pigskin Peanuts chronicles the enduring
cultural legacy of the world’s most popular comic strip through a
display of over 250 football-themed strips and ephemera.
A traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum, the
exhibit includes over 50 Sunday and 200 daily hand-drawn comics,
including memorable story lines like the “Mad Punters’” exuberant
capers, Woodstock’s valiant gridiron efforts and more.
Published from October 2, 1950 through January 3, 2000 in over
2,600 newspapers in 75 countries, Peanuts is the longest
running and most influential comic in history. Schulz, who lived
in Santa Rosa, CA from 1959 until his death in 2000, innovated
the modern comic strip and is commonly cited as the most
influential cartoonist of all time.
Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill
Watterson wrote of Schulz and his work,
“Peanuts pretty much defines the modern comic
strip, so even now it’s hard to see it with fresh eyes. The
clean, minimalist drawings, the sarcastic humor, the unflinching
emotional honesty, the inner thoughts of a household pet, the
serious treatment of children, the wild fantasies, the
merchandising on an enormous scale—in countless ways, Schulz
blazed the wide trail that most every cartoonist since has tried